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Osada Vida - The Body Parts Party CD (album) cover


Osada Vida


Heavy Prog

3.60 | 65 ratings

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5 stars Nominee for best album of 2008.

I always had a soft spot for bands with modern keyboard work and razor sharp guitars, like OSI, Riverside, Muse or Singularity. But Osada Vida is pushing the writing quality further than those bands. I might even say that Riverside could act as a FM band compared to Osada Vida's newest album! So lots of progressive protein compared to other bands.

With The Body Parts Party, Osada Vida is showing finally a fully mature band, a band that takes it's time to play and lets the music talk for itself with no vocal pyrotechnics or growling. It's a record that has it's soft moments but also knows how to push the throttle just right. Gently balancing between light and shadow, sometimes with mean faces but also with delicate piano melodies reminding me Tori Amos, in her Under the Pink album. Aaah, just perfect. I remarked that they believe strongly in their singer, which had been severely critisized in the past. Okay, it's the same guy, but the gloomy and kinda dirty atmosphere of the album is fitting almost magically with his style.

It's finally clear that 'R6' (cool name, man), the keyboardist, is taking the lead when it comes to decorate the song and giving depth with an astounding palette of sounds and programming. Yummy.

What a great band, that came to maturity at the right time with simply one of the 10 best album of the year.

Perfectly presented in a superb 'anatomic-but-kinda-creepy' way, from the artwork to the music, this album is giving everything to the listener, and showing great endurance from 0-finish. On top, it's 100% growling-free! Don't forget to tell your friends to vote 'Yes' on the next referendum for 'Ban the Growling in Prog'.

Quickly addictive.

Menswear | 5/5 |


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