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Dialeto - Will Exist Forever CD (album) cover




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3.60 | 21 ratings

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Queen By-Tor
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4 stars One part Crimson, one part Eastern...

Were the 80s carnation of King Crimson for some reason to be stranded in the middle east, I would imagine that their albums would have come out sounding a little like this. Will Exist Forever is the debut effort from this Brazilian band that shows a lot of promise thanks to their unique blend of styles that combines to make some very enjoyable heavy progressive music. One of the band's greatest strengths is simply that uniqueness, and even though comparisons can be drawn and influences can be picked out - this is probably mostly unlike anything you've ever heard before.

While the band may not have any 'epics' or 'concepts' to make the album into some kind of crazy 70s throwback album that will make prog fans rejoice and others call it retro, there's no doubt that this is what you would call 'progressive'. One of the crazy things about some prog fans is that they will simply start off on the wrong foot with an album if they don't see a 16-minute long song on it, and while this isn't true about every album, you - the reader - must admit that you've done that at least once. Looking at the track listing for the album you can see that the lengthiest track runs a mere 5-minutes. A bad thing? Not at all! Another one of Dialeto's greatest strengths is that they're able to make a lot with a little, develop songs in a short amount of time and use interesting elements that are done and over with before they become tiresome.

Between the heavy and eastern instrumental sections and the quirky vocals, there's a lot to like about the individual songs. While there are a couple of standouts among the album, the thing just works so well on the whole with all the songs flowing together. What's nice is that you can go from a serious and strange song such as Anger where the vocals turn into a strange mantra to a pseudo-instrumental with a high degree of quirk and melodic laughing that sounds like it could be coming from a pirate bar in Seven Drunks before the band rocks your brains out with some heavy riffs and magnificent soloing. Other standouts on the album include the song that brings the band closest to being called Discipline Krimson MK II in the form of the quirky Animal and the absolutely killer title track which is probably the best among all the tracks, Existence. This is where it all comes together for the band, and while the rest of the album is certainly impressive, this is the song that hits the nail on the head in terms of style and substance. It's also probably the darkest song on the album, although knowing the band's somewhat twisted sense of humor, this song probably has some kind of meaning behind it.

Wrap it all up in a very nice Mini-LP sleeve with some post rockish pictures of the band on the gatefold and you've got yourself quite a package. Dialeto may be a new band on the scene, but they've already found their sound (probably because while they may be ''new'', they actually have been around for quite some time), and it should appeal to a lot of progressive fans. If you're looking something with an eastern groove that has some demanding moments and others that you can simply zone out to then this may a perfect fit for you. Definitely a band to check out and keep an eye on, this one is getting 4 stars out of 5! An excellent addition to any progger's library, assuming you know how to rock out to an eastern King Crimson in odd time signatures.

Queen By-Tor | 4/5 |


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