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Jazz Rock/Fusion

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4 stars It's following the invitation to the Crescendo festival in France that Karcius decided to record and write their last album "The Fold" who is played entirely here. The live show is the best way to promote your album for all bands. The sound of Karcius has evolved over the years. If the first albums were recorded like sketches of improvised music exploring many styles of music, "The Fold" is the new sound of the band that had a more clear idea of what kind of music they wanted to create. Sebastien L'esperance guitarist and producer has been listening to plenty of metal recently and wanted that heavier sound in the new album leaving the Jazz style of the past behind.

If the dark atmosphere of the new album is present here on this live show, half of the show contains songs from "The First Day" and "Episodes" which gives some lighter material to digest. The song "Incident" brings some lighter mood with his Caribbean flavor to change the pace and mood of the first 3 tracks. There are some instrumental songs with their past Jazz influence, and the last one "Purple King" is on the heavier side of things. We can appreciate the talent of every musician here including the drummer. The highlight song for me is "Hardwired" with his groovy beat and the mean vocals. The concert has been mixed in surround nicely and the new album as well.

rdtprog | 4/5 |


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