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NEGATIVE ZONE

Negative Zone

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.52 | 50 ratings

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CCVP
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4 stars Way too floydian to be considered a original masterpiece, but it is still enjoyable

Well, it is unquestionable that Pink Floyd's influence is very, very vast, reaching from punk rock (well, the punks hated Pink Floyd, so that IS some kind of influence nevertheless) to extreme metal, passing through pop rock, prog rock and many others only on the rock genre. This french band right here is clearly one of many band influenced by Pink Floyd, since they care to sound floydian since the very beginning of the album (well, in fact the music only REALLY starts in the second song, but who is counting?), reaching from the psychedelic rock (like the song Cats) to the long and synth dominated space rock songs (like the Don't Sleep songs and the Negative Zone song).

In fact, this is basically a vintage album that reproduces with stunning perfection the psychedelic music if the late 60's and the early 70's. However, this is, at the same time, the biggest virtue and the biggest flaw of the album: the music presented here is terrific but it is very derivative and emulative. But since the big bands of the genre, such as Pink Floyd, Eloy and Hawkwind, will not release any new albums soon or have not released a very good album is some time, Negative Zone homonym album will have to do the work for the eager fans of the space rock genre.

About the songs, musicianship and other features there are some thing i would like to state:

These french guys can sure deliver some good music on their debut, but it is not very challenging music. if you are used to this king of music you will sure like this band and there are no extremely difficult or technical parts here and, because of that, there are no display of exceptional musicianship. The lyrics are pure nonsense, just psychedelic talk.

Grade and final thoughts

Well, if like Pink Floyd and psychedelic rock in general, this album is for you. Very good music but they unfortunately emulate Floyd way too much, stopping me from giving them the 5 star grade. In fact, the 4 star grade may be considered way too generous, but i think they deserve this grade.

CCVP | 4/5 |

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