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4 stars RETROSPECTIVE is a Polish group that started his musical activity in 2005, before passing through HOLLOW and desires to copy PINK FLOYD, ANATHEMA, RIVERSIDE and DREAM THEATER. RETROSPECTIVE work in a symphonic sound, metal, orchestral, finally the great prog metal as I was put the note in 2008 listening to "Stolen Thoughts". 4th, 5th album if you count their "single cover" of 2007, with a more gay, more air, more successful, more repetitive but less monolithic, more cheerful, more modern too. PAIN OF SALVATION, ANTIMATTER and PARADISE LOST come to me at different times give some singular sounds to disrupt the new auditor in seeking a clingy style to their skin; for insiders, these names will, I hope, give even more desire to listen and purchase.

"Time" for its progressive timed entry or New Age SF bringing "Still There" and a typical sound RETROSPECTIVE combining wonderfully with a digest of PARADISE LOST more prog, some ANATHEMA darker and a bit of PAIN OF SALVATION more calm, as their second specific time; an atmospheric air, mysterious, captivating, soothing air with nothing but intense voice Jakub. "Loneliness" and the voice of Beata in the preamble as "lead-singer" here, a bit like ANATHEMA did with Lee Douglas, a title more "dark-New Wave" peeping through the best and the best DEPECHE MODE PARADISE LOST, almost dancing title with a very present drums and riffs heady, spellbinding bringing a monotone solo, it's dark and clear, even a musical climax often brought up to date since the new decade. "The Seed Has Been Sown" returns with the voice of Jakub reminding me time singer PEARL JAM for delivered more tormented, alternative rock, gothic phrasing by now, a look even heady very syncopated, well paced, few keys TOOL from here and there, the guitar is very airy, low-battery basis giving a slow enough pace to a second part more "heavy" with fat riffs and plaintive guitar, a good progressive moment in itself, I can only do a similar atmosphere with PARADISE LOST here transcended by the longer solos and expressive Maciej. "Stop For a While" hand on a softer way, more air as piano at the start, a calm voice,

"In The Middle Of The Forest" from a partition to SIMPLE MINDS, when I was talking to air pop, there is! It's almost dancing, you feel the head move alone, a compliment in the extremely closed world of progressive rock if this is where everything is too internalized. The second partition on drift expressive phrasing, a solo THE CURE like those on "Disintegration" short ears attacking from all sides. "Programmed Fear" returns with a look a little more pop rock and some funky smells, the image that comes to mind is this nursing home photo with lil old progueux fighting suddenly group name, there they start dancing and singing in chorus rETROSPECTIVE, it warms the heart ... because it takes me back to my sentence worship "prog makes young"!

"What Will Be Next" closing the album with the longest piece and most successful; is at this point that we meet the phonic diversity of the group, there is pop, groove, some bluesy voice, dark-wave, of the depressive metal, melodic doom, atmospheric, guitars give into emotion, rhythmic base in the tortured and heavy sounds, staccato used giving more heaviness, under gravity thus achieving vibrating legs and head unexpectedly, a very good sign to the end with his didgeridoo to wake you from your prog trance.

Well, the fact RETROSPECTIVE RETROSPECTIVE, do not doubt! Only with time, their sounds are refined is to give the very substance marrow to their scores; no new drifts, no amplification of sound, just a rhythmic colorful, seasoned with purely atmospheric gay and dark atmospheres at once, all for a swim in a pleasant way in a dazzling smoothly. A great doom metal disc gay.

alainPP | 4/5 |


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