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IDMEN

Indukti

 

Experimental/Post Metal

3.55 | 127 ratings

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Marcin
4 stars After the really strong debut S.U.S.A.R., Indukti recorded more mature and diverse album called Idmen, a great piece of intense and touching music.

Having been impressed by the first album of this young Polish band I was impatiently looking forward to the second one since the info about working on the new material had appeared. Finally, having the CD I can simply say that to me Indukti has become one of the most original bands from this part of Europe which plays heavier and darker sounds. Indukti has found their own way to play well crafted mixture of different influences, mainly metal/experimental and progressive rock with a touch of ethno.

The metaphor used by the band to describe the new album-'Strenght, rebellion, indian tales, sunken bells, love, chaos, agony, mad power'-perfectly reflects the essence of their music. These quite long songs are characterized by the diverse and original arrangements, so you can enjoy the journey through the impresive soundscape, from the quite nostalgic touch of the dusk to the blow of the storm. Guys from Indukti are really accomplished musicians and they know how to absorb you for over an hour. One of the main instruments in Indukti is violin, which makes their music more intense and atmospheric in other parts. The gentle tones of the violin build a nice contrast with the heavier guitars and strong rhytm section led by phenomenal drums. Other instruments appearing on Idmen, which support the creation of the main picture, are dulcimer and trumpet. The parts with trumpet are truly moving and make the song 'Ninth Wave' one of the best in the whole album.

Mostly instrumental Idmen contains three songs with the guests vocals. This time you can hear musicians from SLEEPYTIME GORILLA MUSEUM, ROOTWATER and PRISMA. each of them presents different style -from more experimental and quite freaky way of singing by Nils from SGM to more gentle tones by Michael from Prisma which evokes vocal of Keenan from TOOL. The vocal of Taff from Rootwater is somewhere in between. They all did a good job however my favourite piece of vocal is Nils passionate interpretation of the Hopi Indians tale where even growling is playing its role.

Highly recommended album for all advanced fans of progressive metal/experimental.

8/10

Marcin | 4/5 |

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