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3.07 | 11 ratings

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3 stars WASTEFALL are along with ART OF SIMPLICITY and FRAGILE VASTNESS the latest entries in the prog metal scene coming from Greece.What do the three bands have in common?They are heavily,I mean heavily,influenced by PAIN OF SALVATION!...I have already rated ART OF SIMPLICITY's debut with 2 stars as a rather weak album...But this one is far better...Why?...

Firstly come the vocals,they are excellent,Dominik's voice is very similar to Daniel Gildenlow's but he has the power and the range to sing very expressively,one of the better vocalists I have heard in a greek band...Secondly the songs are better,the production is better,the arrangements are better...WASTEFALL do not imitate PoS,to my ears they use their music as a guide...The biggest difference is that this album is very guitar dominated,the keyboards play a second role in the background,except for the last track which is an instrumental track very close- except toPoS -to the sound of RIVERSIDE,very psychedelic and atmospheric...

WASTEFALL created a very good debut which deserves a solid 3 star rating.It is obvious that they lack in originality,so what I expect from them in the future is a bit of variety in their sound and a more personal sound...Recommended especially for fans of PAIN OF SALVATION but it should also thrill explorers of a more dark,psychotic and atmospheric metal sound!

apps79 | 3/5 |


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