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Perihelion Ship


Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

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5 stars Pretty sick stuff!

Perihelion Ship's debut album "A Rare Thunderstorm in Spring" is pretty damn good one. I don't know many bands that has as good first album as this one. The genre is progressive rock/metal. Hammond/Mellotron is a big part of the album. Feels little bit like Deep Purple's "Jon Lord" is behind the keyboards. Drumming is really good here. Bass and guitar also does the work perfectly, some amazing and heavy riffs.Vocals are in my opinion superior compared to many other bands what I've heard. They mix up clean vocals and the growling (as opeth). Overall, all the instruments are in perfect balance as it should be.

1. Misplaced Rainfall 9.5/10, The song stars with a sad and interesting mellotron leading to some acoustic guitar before the heavy stuff kicks in. Some really good drumming here! The part that comes around 2.15 is simply incredible. The Mellotron in the backround with the amazing guitar riff makes this unique. Last minute or so is pretty dark. Reminds me a lot of "Van Der Graaf Generator's" Plague of the Lighthouse Keepers". One of the best songs to introduce the bands style.

2. The Emperor Idea 9/10, The one that needed the most listens to get into but now I love it. Harsh, heavy, propably the heaviest song on the album. A lot of put into one song and it does not get boring at all. Some amazing parts but my favourite is the ending just before the classical guitar outro. One of the better riffs I've heard.

3. Fool of White Antlers 8.5/10, The "Pop" song of the album. The first four minutes are nice calm and beatiful music with a nice chorus. Then the song starts to get little bit heavier before it reaches it ending, which is evil. Really good one too.

4. The Poet from the Mad Moon, 8.5/10, The shortest song on the album. This song features a lot of great riffs with a nice Hammond solo in the ending. Again, an amazing song...

A Rare Thunderstorm in Spring, 9.5/10, The longest song (over 20mins). This one is prog rock/metal epic! It starts with a great 2 min instumental beginning leading to one of the most beatiful clean vocals. I love when he sings "The man stood at an edge of green. While the abyss swirled around. Inside the swirl, he could see. The moon and stars and sun ". Around 6.45 comes one of my favourite parts. Harsh and evil, just how I like it. Some great drumming here too! Then it varies between softer and heavier parts before comes the next amazing clean vocals around 11.45. Walking to the city. I see them burning. The grey wind is moving the flames apart. Unique lyrics here! From here It's pure pleasure to the ending, which is beatiful too.

Don't miss this one! One of the very top prog albums ever made. This band that requires way more recognition. Believe me, you won't be disappointed...

Foxprog | 5/5 |


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