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THE ART OF NAVIGATING BY THE STARS

Sieges Even

 

Progressive Metal

4.19 | 291 ratings

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The Cerberman
5 stars I discovered Sieges Even just on this website by reading reviews of A Sense Of Change, where the reviewers talk about a masterpiece of prog-metal with a lot of technical elements... I heard that album just to have a picture of this band and I liked it but when I heard this The Art Of Navingating By The Stars I just loved it. They aren't the traditional prog- metal band. Yes, their music is made of a lot of technical riffs and changes of tempo but there are many acoustic and jazz influence. And they also can be original and creative without using keyboards (except some samples), generally considered an essential instrument for a progressive band! And what can we say about the singer? I love Arno Menses' voice; it's very far from the traditional metal voice, it's more commercial and melodic but I think it's the new weapon of Sieges Even in the new millennium. And I think that The Art Of Navigating By The Stars is their masterpiece! They spend many years to find the right formula but I think these are the best Sieges Even I have ever heard. It is a complete album that alternates prog-rock, art rock, metal, and some pop-rock melodies too. Their sound has become less metal and more melodic and progressive than their beginnings albums but almost every song has got some metal-oriented parts with distorted guitars and heavy riffs. Somebody could have nostalgy of their techno thrash metal origins but a progressive fan should like this change! I think that playing in this style, their music, although could seem more difficult to listen, is tidier. I just can't find a weak moment in this album, all the songs are masterpieces of a masterpiece.

5 stars, without thinking about it! You don't have to have this album, you must!

The Cerberman | 5/5 |

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