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Osada Vida


Heavy Prog

3.60 | 66 ratings

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erik neuteboom
Prog Reviewer
4 stars

After their highly acclaimed previous effort entitled Three Seats Behind A Triangle (2006) I was very curious or this new Polish progrock band was albe to deliver again such an exciting and dynamic sound on this new album entitled The Body Parts Party (2008).

During my first listening session I noticed that Osada Vida didn't change their sound, in fact it's very much in the vein of Three Seats Behind A Triangle: the atmospheres alternates between Heavy Prog and prog-metal with fat and propulsive guitar riffs, lots of fiery and wah-wah drenched guitar solo, an often thundering rhythm-section and sensational synthesizer flights. But it is the blend of inventive musical ideas into Osada their music that gives their sound an extra dimension, this lifts it high above the average prog metal bands that are too often focussed on scale-acrobatics and high-adrenaline climates. Some good examples: mellow with soaring keyboards and a subtle guitar solo in Brain - Mind On Cloud Nine, use of the distinctive Hammond sound in Spine - In Full Swing, varied keyboards (Fender - and Grand piano and organ) in the dreamy Heart - Back And Forth, a swinging bass, lush keyboards and excellent interplay in Muscle - Strong But Powerless, a compelling build-up with jazzy piano and a spacey climate in Bone - My Name is Bone The Single Bone and a hypnotizing Riverside-like atmosphere in the strong bonustrack Remember Your Name.

Congratulations to Osada Vida, they have succeeded to make another exciting album, two years after Three Seats Behind A Triangle. In my opinion they are able to compete with Riverside as the best Polish progrock band at this moment!

erik neuteboom | 4/5 |


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