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CHUPACABRAS

Phideaux

 

Crossover Prog

3.89 | 216 ratings

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Menswear
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5 stars Google pictures of Chupacabras for fun....creepy!

'I am beauty...' Phideaux repeats in his 20 minutes epic; and boy is he right. Beauty is the word describing this fantastic track worthy of the best moments of Doomsday Afternoon. Yes, Phideaux's last record is a true masterpiece, really. But Chupacabras, despite being a miscellaneous amalgam of songs, is showing lots of coherence in it's total!

I tried the Great Leap, and it didn't click one second. Why? Because Phideaux is a great, no, a master at epics. He got it right here, it shows he understood how the human brain works. For instance, the track Chupacabras has a recurrent musical theme, coming and going like a catchy chorus. This recipe for epics is very effective and follows a clear, but unsurprising path. Building around that snappy refrain, Phideaux is knitting 20 minutes of pure melody, mixing his inimitable style of singing with Valerie Gracious' ...er...gracious voice I guess.

From slide metal acoustic guitar to celtic woodwinds, grand piano and sitar, the whole album is a beautiful but too short moment with Xavier Phideaux and crew. And remember, this is not a walk in the park on track 5. Wow, it really ripped the skin off my ears the first time I heard it. Aggressive stuff strangely; a side we almost never see in a Phideaux' record. Finally, the guy is not aiming at competition towards Dream Theater for instance...no musical fireworks here. So for all the picky proggers looking for skills, here it's good songs but with no tabasco.

Not complex but sooooo beautiful!

Menswear | 5/5 |

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