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IN FINE INITIUM

Nth Ascension

 

Neo-Prog

3.89 | 26 ratings

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Kingsnake
2 stars With people namedropping Saga and Pendragon I got curious.

As of lately I''ve grown weary of progmetal and neoprog and other genres wich solely rely on studio-power and electronic instruments. On the other hand I love electronic music (psybient, psytrance etc.), but I'm diverting.

I think with my renewed interest in more analogue based-music and seventies progrock aswell as modern bands playing in the old stylistics and have an retro-sound, a lot of modern neoprog and progmetal sounds too sterile and devoid of soul and passion.

That's exactly what's going on with Nth Ascension. Although I can hear how skilled the musicians are, it frustrates me. It's like getiing hit by a freighttrain and dragged on by that freighttrain for an hour. It's much too much for me.

Also I really don;t like the leadvocals. His timbre (?) annoys me. The music is more in the vein of Arena and Galahad than Saga or Pendragon. Where Saga is more pop-oriented and Pendragon has much more soul, Nth Ascension is basically continuing the music Marillion once made.

I can recommend this to any fan of Arena, Galahad and old Marillion and neoprogkitch, but I cannot recommend this to people who want to hear subtle music with room to breathe.

Kingsnake | 2/5 |

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