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4 stars This EP is like the second part of "Bonsai", or yet better the final part. That's what I read somewhere (or heard, I don't remember), in the words of one of the members of OCTOPUS. Just like the coda of "Bonsai", but with seven strings. And that's the best definition of "Coda", joining the same ideas of the previous album, all that complexity, with heavy riffs and asymmetric rhythms, with some voices above the music, but with the seventh string present from beginning to end. The problem is that the result is not that good like "Bonsai". It's not the best ending.

It's not that good, but let me say it, "Coda" is a great album, deserving this four stars for an excellent addition to prog lovers collections. When comparing to "Bonsai" it gets this bad qualification, but when listening in the middle of the day, it is a high point.

The complexity itself is recommended, the way they play with the music, with the times and the notes, creating this kind of "anti-music". That's the idea I get when I hear, for instance, that repeated up way in 'Slussen', or that break in 'Momentum Kriget'. Just like Nicanor Parra taught us the anti-poetry, now I hear a sort of anti-music, being music, but not what we expect to hear (and we are prog addicted!).

"Coda" demonstrates the skills of this band, and the core of its music, with some OPETH influences, but keeping away the four repetitions of a motif, ending up in a particular style worth to listen.

Proglodita | 4/5 |


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