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Lost Reverie


Post Rock/Math rock

4.02 | 3 ratings

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The Quiet One
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4 stars Prog Metal or Post Rock?

The debut of Lost Reverie, is actually the debut of one man, Juan Herrera. Juan certainly knowing about Prog Rock, creates a album, of 2 different genres in which he will be able of connecting very well enough, all by himself, yes all by himself, he plays the guitar, the synths and programs a very reliable rythm section(bass and drums). The 2 different genres are Metal and Post-Rock, in which he will deliver Metal riffs within Post-Rock textures, from chilling odd experiences to heavy distorted ones, Juan Herrera is capable of pulling one excellent Prog Metal/Post-Rock debut.

Prog Metal domination: This is definitely Us, the 14 minutes piece, while opening with charming piano chords, the song soon develops into heavy grounds with Juan's killing guitar, based on heavy riffs. Us does show the quiter and spacey side of Lost Reverie, though it doesn't last long, they're short passages in which they give the listener a break as well as a different view about the song, rather than just thinking of it as Prog Metal. In general a heavy, though with a lot of mood and tempo changes, song, showing Juan's capability of a song-writer as well as a guitarist.

The other track in which the heavy riffs are the main role of the song is the short, though powerful, Morning. A more of a technical guitar song, with a lot of riff changes ala intro of Metropolis(Part 1) by Dream Theater. Another reliable evidence about Juan's guitar playing as well as influences.

Post-Rock domination: Memento is one of them, with it's echoey and calm 3 minute intro. The song has some powerful guitar appearances, though not making riffs, just adding some power momentum to the song, as well as adding some more climatic energy with the solos. The song overall has a dark feel, yet nothing scary, with the already mentioned echoey and calm aspects.

Ame is the other song with those characteristics mentioned from Memento, though this one has a more spacey and modern feel, with sounds similar to the mellotron, as well as featuring charming piano chords in which will then, unexpectedly, transform to powerful guitar chords, and consecutivly transforming into metal riffs, but the Post-Rock feel always there at the background, so as the special climax never fades. The song finishes proudly enough with those charming piano chords.

A good balance of both sides: Umi is certainly one of those, with the best of each side; the Post-Rock-like intro, with a interesting climax achieved by the programmed bass and drums, Juan's gentle and echoey guitar and keyboards. The Metal side of the song is dominated by Juan's heavy guitar, which delivers, as always, great heavy riffs for those Prog Metal lovers to enjoy. Umi ends up being a very good sum-up of the style of Lost Reverie.

Drift brings another pack of excellent atmospheric climax from the Post-Rock realm, as well as a good bunch of heavy riffs, which varie from the lighter side of Metal to the heaviest and darkest one. Another excellent representation of what Lost Reverie is about.

Lost Reverie was surely a difficult band to evaluate for the sub-genres teams, yet, they made it here, in Post-Rock, which suits quite well, as well as making a quite special appearance to the whole sub-genre because of the Metal addition to it's music.

Desiderata is one of a kind in my collection, being a newbie in this sub-genre, I can't help of clicking the 4 stars rating, so it may not be a classic Post-Rock album neither a Prog Metal one, yet it's music really makes it to be excellent for me.

Fans of Prog Metal and Post Rock will find this a unique experience, that's for sure.

The Quiet One | 4/5 |


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