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SUFFOCATING THE BLOOM

Echolyn

 

Symphonic Prog

4.20 | 219 ratings

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Menswear
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3 stars Get your coffee ready, because this is all-nighter job. Echolyn was a part-time job for 5 guys. Echolyn is also a secret garden, only knew by few. Never have I heard such volontary complexity. Willing to make such fast time-changes, frenzy bass tabs and embracing vocals ON PURPOSE, is very impressive. Why giving yourself so much trouble at making music? Why making it so complex and deep? Because when you're THAT good, it's a waste of talent to go under. Folks, these guys have my vote for Nominee at Best Performance In General. It's the closest I've witness to a perfect band. Not all of their ideas are sock-blowing, but it's hard to ignore such talent vocally and a tremendous amount of perfectionism. This must have been a nightmare to compose and arrange. But what a complete meal this is!

Remember this: it's a good sign when the major influence in a band is Gentle Giant. It's almost a seal of quality because you're not afraid of hard work and tweaking a lot your songs. And like GG, they write rich and easy to understand lyrics that plunge you into a nice nostalgia about your teenage years. They speak of the heart, and you'll love the lyrics as much as the music.

"Do you still love with a passion, can you feel it burning and alive? It's a positive force so embrace it...it's a kid we all have inside!" -21

"What I want is a longer weekend, a case of beer by swimming pool, quit my job without a reason, a Kerouac romantic fool." -Memoirs from between

....positive and meaningfull prose.

Menswear | 3/5 |

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