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3.88 | 166 ratings

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2 stars Run-of-the-mill prog. Lackluster melodies and progressions, no unique changes or anything that catches you off- guard. It's only highlighted by entry-level odd time signatures, which is barely a highlight in lieu of other prog bands. The concept for the album is pretty dull and uninspiring; don't expect riveting, emotional content here.

The production and mixing is brutal. It sounds like the panning is too centered, and the vocals are boosted way too much, pushing the rest of the band back in the mix. This is 2017; the music industry has made larger strides. This is either too retro or just straight-up shoddy. This doesn't help, considering there is not much going on in the layering, arrangements and orchestrations. The overall sound is very thin and flat.

This was very painful to sit through. I'd only recommend this for people looking for something to supplement their time before the next big sound. At the time, I saw this album at No. 10 on the Top 2017, which happened to be an album I saw in the Progressive Rock listing on Bandcamp. I figured I would check it out. I regret my decision; wasted time.

It'd be nice to see this band improve, because you can tell they're trying for something unique. Just not quite there yet.

jpgarcia7787 | 2/5 |


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