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Psychotic Waltz


Progressive Metal

3.71 | 106 ratings

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5 stars Mosquito is fav Psychotic Waltz album ever

Psychotic Walts is a very intristing prog metal band ( I don't know why they are considered tech/extreme metal band) who released only 4 album 'till they disbanded in late 1996. The sound anyway is carried on on another similar band from now days Dead Soul Tribe , where the vocalist manage to creat something similar and aswell intristing. Now about Psychotic Waltz music, and specially this album, is less complex and because of that in places is more accesible, but of course as a whole is a prog metal album of the highest calibre. THis is the first album I've heared from them , and was exactly when came out, 15 years ago, imagine taht, impressed than , not highly impressed about his band and specially this Mosquito. Many prog metal reviewers said that first two albums are the best and because of that they are two of the classics of the genre, but I'm going with this one Mosquito to be their best and the most accompliced Psychotic Waltz album. The musicianship is top notch showing that even with a more accesible metal they can create something of a real intrest. The album is full of great harmonies made by the excellent guitar players Brain McAlpin and Dan Rock interplayed brilliant with Buddy Lackey super and powerfull voice and superb key passages through the album made aswell by him.Norm Leggio is a great drumer , remind me in places from Hoglan (ex Death and Dark Angel) very sure of what he does there, very confident and full of surprises all the time. The metalic atmosphere melted very well with some very fine and smooth arrangements like on Shattered sky and Mind song (with an intro a la Pink Floyd, smooth and elegant), two of the best pieces from here and among the best they ever created, excellent atmosphere and musicianship, the rest are ok full ogf great ideas.So as whole , for me is an excellent album that every fan and prog metal listner must hear, a masterpice in my opinion, that desearves a full 5 stars. Better than the first two, but as I said is just my opinion here. Recommended highly, in my top 10 prog metal albums ever.

b_olariu | 5/5 |


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