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4 stars After the two grounbreaking releases by LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT many rock/metal bands have chosen the same path of the instrumental prog metal category...PARALLAXE could be considered as a band that belongs in the same wave as their very good eponymous debut is heavily influenced by the works of LTE...But this time some things go far away from that...

The album starts with the excellent ''Acousmatique'' which opens with some keyboard electronic music and heavy guitars after that,it continues with tremendous bass lines by the middle of the track and finishes with a jazz inpired section...What a great start!''Paradoxe'' is an instrumental rather speed track which comes as a cross between DREAM THEATER and technical FATES WARNING!''In Extremis'' is a very original track,mellow for most of its time,with some themes that bring movie soundtracks to mind...Very nice...''Y2K'' is the most LTE influenced track,a very good one,which easily could be part of a LTE album...''BWV Fantaise'' comes next,it goes in the same vein as ''Y2K'' but this time the band shows his classical music admiration with the superb ending section!And last but not least ''Indian'',the epic of the album,which contains all the above mentioned ingredients,heavy influences by LTE's complexity,jazz sections,pure metal,effects,soundtrack-like themes and symphonic passages!

I was really surprised with this album as PARALLAXE are an unknown bans for me...But I assure that you will have to deal with some stunning yet half-original musicianship here...I'll spread their name undoubtfully,you should too...Check them' out...This guys gain 4 stars from me!

apps79 | 4/5 |


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