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ARK

Ark

 

Progressive Metal

3.93 | 105 ratings

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FatalV
4 stars What an amazing debut!

''Ark'' is the self-titled debut of the Norwegian band, Ark. Ark release an excellent debut and promises a lot! Anyone notices immediately, that this band has a wide sense of music in general! Its compositions is something never heard before. There are many musical genres appearing, being combined with wisdom. Genres like progressive metal, blues, jazz, flamenco and salsa rule the whole concept. Jorn's out-spaced voice is, perhaps, the driving force of this monster band. His vocal abilities, similar to Geoff's Tate (Queensryche) and Midnight's (Crimson Glory), colour the whole album's atmosphere, taking it in extremely high levels. Tore Ostby is the main band's composer and his guitar playing gives away his great musical education in various genres. An extended ability of combinig different music styles. The wonderful rhythm section, made up only by the drum set of John Macaluso, complete this amazing trio.

''Ark'' is one of the albums that changed the Progressive character of 00's. The band composes and perform extremely difficult music, boding its next masterpiece, ''Burn the Sun''. Of course, the recognition came later, but the point is that Ark consist a prog-master band only just from its debut. A highly recomended band for everyone prog lover!

The only thing that bothers a bit, is the poor and sometimes dirty production, as well as the absence of bass. But, this is only a personal opinion.

4 stars!

FatalV | 4/5 |

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