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3.73 | 28 ratings

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4 stars Lalu is a prog metal band who release a single album in 2005. The name of the band is take from the musician's name Vivien Lalu, he is more of a guest musician and composer than playing in a single band, working with some great bands from metal zone like Shadrane or the german musician Hubi Meisel. Anyway after colaborating with these bands he decided to form his own band - Lalu. The album was released in 2005 named Oniric metal. On this album Lalu invited some strong musicians like, the former bassist from Annihilator, the drumer from Devin Towsend, JoOp Wolters on guitars, a name that shoud be more on our lips when we talk about prog metal guitarist and the excellent vocalist Martin LeMar, while Lalu keeping the atmosphere on keyboards. The album, musically is not something new, but is very well produce and played, creating on some pieces a atmpsphere hard to describe in words, you must listen to convinced is great. The progressive metal is on every track, stunning chops and time signatures, delivering a superb metal album. The best pieces are: Wolven Eyes - here Martin LeMar shines on vocals, Timestop and the longest from here Potboy:The Final Fantasy, the rest are above average. This album desearve much more attention that is got today, this worth every second of it. The musicianship is tight and awesome. Each instrument sound crystal clear. Something to mention is that while all the music is composed by Lalu he never bursting on keys, he doesn't have fast key solos, he only keep the atmosphere of the piece on the right direction. I might say he has some very intristing arrangements, he never shows his technical playing like other prog metal kyebordists but for sure he can create some beautiful soundscapes and intelligent elements. Oniric metal desearve 4 stars for sure, it's time for this album to break the border of underground in prog metal. Recommended
b_olariu | 4/5 |


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