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3.65 | 48 ratings

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5 stars This melodic symphonic rock band from Switzerland lead by the composer, vocalist, keyboardist and drummer Jean-Pierre Schenk, is getting better and better.

Upon listenting to their previous albums, I've been expecting that some day they could reach the top. This is done with "Dark".!

I really wish you guys as many followings like this as possible.

Metamorphosis set out to divorce itself from its comparisons to Pink Floyd and other bands (Eloy, Porcupine Tree,etc.), and with "Dark" offers a lot of different sounds, including some great rapid guitar parts as found on the opening track, "Song for my Son," and some great drumming during "Hey Man."

As the music in "Song for my Son" picks up in speed and intensity, comparisons to symphonic prog metal (Knight Area) comes to mind. And it is in these moments that we realize that this is a multidimensional band capable of crafting fantastic and original songs. In the highlights of the album are including the dynamic "Hey Man" and the moody "Knowing All I Do is Worth Nothing."

Overall, "Dark" is an excellent album that shows a band successfully breaking away from all ifluences. While much of the music here isn't remarkably new , there's plenty of good music to make it a solid and strong album in this particular vein of symphonic progressive rock.

5 stars

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