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4.18 | 40 ratings

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4 stars ''Corpus'' is a very well achieved album. When you consider that there are only three musicians playing, the result is quite exceptional. Actually, to reach this, each one is playing more than one instrument.

T6he atmosphere is rather intricate, at times heavy and reminds me of the best from Crimson: no less, no more. This album is sliced into short pieces, but this is not too important: the whole sounds very united and consistent.

The hypnotic riffs are extremely well performed and adds a whole bunch of additional Crimson feel. Almost throughout the whole of this album: heavy, dark, powerful, and even mighty. The first moment of tranquillity is the haunting ''Le Druide'': a scary track full of cold beauty. Alas too short (just over one minute).

This album is almost fully instrumental, if you would excuse some vocalized female parts here & there. But this aspect of their work is fine with me as well. At no moment did I feel annoyed nor bored while listening to this very good album (well maybe ''Freezone'' and ''Interlude'' are not on par). I hope for them that they are doing well in their home country, because I hadn't heard of them until recently (on PA of course).

''Talisma'' fully deserves your attention even if the second part of the album is a little weaker (but more accessible). Still, ''D Double U'' is again a very strong composition that reminds some earlier tracks.

IMO, they are much closer to the eclectic genre than X-over. Seven out of ten; upgraded to four stars.

ZowieZiggy | 4/5 |


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