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ARK

Ark

 

Progressive Metal

3.96 | 96 ratings

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Epsilon
4 stars TALENT, GOOD TUNES, REAL MUSICIANS, ZERO MEDIOCRITY...

Maybe words like innovation and creativity are the best to describe this band. In fact, I already had heard many good comments about them (even, I had listened Burn the Sun, before this album) and how they were doing an outstanding musical proposal inside the thick and select walls of the Progressive scene (possibly, this act is more oriented to a Prog-Metal audience); this happened around 2000 and 2001.

I really listened for the first time Ark on 2003, thanks to the fact that Jörn Lande (I always have enjoyed his way to sing) was starting his adventure with Masterplan in that time, and my interest for his career was growing with every listen of his previous projects (like Mundanus Imperium and Millenium among others), which I consider of great quality. But then, I knew that I had heard one of the greatest progressive bands ever (at least on the prog-metal fields), a band full of creativity that mixed without fear any style and owners of a great talent (very inspired, in humble my opinion).

If you have listened names like Tore Østby and John Macaluso, you already know what I'm talking about. Perhaps, my best advice is just to listen the complete record and enjoy all this stream of good musical vibrations and indescribable sensations for the senses, because when you listen something like this is very difficult to try to explain only using words.

Highlights on the record:

All the compositions in general, Jörn's vocal performance (he's unique) and Macaluso's drums technique (absolutely kick ass!).

By: Epsilon.

Epsilon | 4/5 |

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