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4 stars Nah, this will be a world away from a mess, so far so good. SENTRYTURN is a relatively new German melodic prog metal crew hailing from Berlin, albeit they know each other for quite a long time. It won't take much and one will smell the special chemistry when diving into that fantastic album. Okay, it needed at least five years to assemble this, no matter what, it's really worth it. Dominic Gröger plays the bass in most cases, furthermore, splendid riffs all around, yes, they are having three guitarists in the ranks, gosh! In return there are not any official keyboards available ... eh, I'm inclined to hear some rare synthesizer, piano and cello contribution, the liner notes though are keeping a secret here.

What really strikes anyhow, Dominic's caring singing voice, perfectly matching. By the way, the gorgeous cover picture is provided by Belgian painter and graphic designer Pascal Janssen. I deliberately avoid to emphasize any particular song, as this homogeneously flows from start to end. Sometimes djent infected a little, a lush and organic sound is given, technically flawless, of course. Grooves, harmonies, melancholy, ear worm quality, all of this is given. Bravo! Fans of Leprous, Kingcrow, Earthside, Haken and similar should pay attention in any case.

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