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4.29 | 875 ratings

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5 stars When I first listened to this album, I thought: No way can this really be this good!

So I decided to let time pass and play it repeatedly over a period of a few weeks. Something was bound to give and show me that it wasn't as perfect as my first impression would have me believe.

Boy, was I wrong! It got better.

OK, allowing for personal taste, this wouldn't be THE sensation amongst the prog-metal crowd, but if you're the type that sometimes like your music a bit quieter, than this is your thing. I'm really into say, 'Train Of Thought', so I'm generally not a sappy sod. But this is something else!

Not that this albums have its putting-the-boot-in moments, but they're most certainly not on the level of Meshuggah, Tool, or Motorhead.

The album has moments of quiet beauty, acoustic passages that suddenly swing onto some tricky finger-knotting excess, underpinned with some of the most inventive rhythm section work that you're ever likely to hear.

Then there's that beautiful voice of the female singer Jane Duboc. And for once, just for once, I don't mind the lyrics not being English; and I'm a bit of a nut when it comes to that.

There's a thread loose here somewhere asking about moments in music that make you cry. Now I'm a hard bastard (ask my wife), and I don't go in for anything of that sort, but if I should name a record that could reduce me to a quivering heap of jelly, this would probably be it.

But no way is this a sappy record either.

What would I compare it to? I really don't know, but there are moments that Gryphon's Red Queen to Gryphon Three with occasional vocals springs to mind. But no, that's wrong as well. It's much more exquisite than that (at last a reason to use that poncy word).

Tell you what, why don't you just have a listen and judge for yourselves and then come back to me. I'm open to abuse at any time.

npjnpj | 5/5 |


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