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Nice Beaver


Eclectic Prog

3.61 | 42 ratings

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3 stars Nice Beaver can also mean a nice animal which take care not to send tonnes of liters of muddy water through your kitchen........ and not necessary the female reproduction organs.

Oregon is full of hard working beavers who work 24 hours a day on their dams. Their work is very good for the environment. Trouts and other species of freshwater fish relies on beavers to survive. It is nice that this Dutch band really makes us aware of that. In Holland, they have spent tens of billions of dollars on building dams after the disaster in 1953 which flooded the country and killed thousands of people. If they had let loose the beavers in Holland, a couple of human lives would had been spared. I guess the engineers in Holland studied the work before they undertook the great work in actually creating a country - Holland- back in the 1960s. Most of Holland is below the ocean, hence the second name of this country; The Netherlands.

That was today's tutorial from a dedicated member of The Dull Men Club. Now, celebrate that I have cured your insomnia. You will sleep well tonight, dreaming about beavers and dams. Beavers and dams. Hands and gloves. Holland. Eclectic Prog. ZZZZZZZZZ.......

Nice Beaver is an interesting band from Holland and this,their second album, is actually pretty good. This album starts with a symphonic prog track called Nights In Armour. This track comes across as a blend of Genesis, Manning and Riverside. The rest of the album takes up the Riverside link more than the Genesis link. The sound is very contemporary with no references to the 1970s. The guitars is more metal-riff based than melodic. There are some Dream Theater over this album too. Radiohead also springs to mind. They have been compared to Rush too. I agree, although they are more Saga than Rush. Porcupine Tree, Tears For Fears, A-Ha and The Flower Kings springs to mind too. In other words; Eclectic Prog.

Nice Beaver most definate have their own style with one foot in the pop/rock scene (Tears For Fears & A-Ha) and the other foot somewhere in the prog rock land. The music is full of small details and based on keyboards and guitars. Although some of the tracks does not hit home, I find this music very interesting.The band knows what they are doing and their sound is very good. It is just about exctracting the last 10 % and they would create a masterpiece. They are so close to become great. At the moment; they are an almost-great band. Please release another album, Nice Beaver. My review of this album will put you to sleep, but the album itself will wake you up, ready to build big dams.

3.75 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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