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Experimental/Post Metal

3.92 | 568 ratings

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4 stars I see a bit of improvement comparing to their previous album and that's mainly due to less vocals and more post-rock textures. A solid release with a couple of memorable songs that have well survived into 2010's live concerts. The record is a tad more optimistic though. And there are larger post-rock influences, which I like. "Harmonium" starts with a depressing note despite promising title. "Balance" is a mix between Radiohead and post-rock but not that memorable unfortunately and it could be worse if the guitar less prominent in the mix. "Closer" has a simple but good development; it also leans towards post-rock. Artificial vocals are acquired taste. "Pulled under..." is an aggressive song reminding their 90's past and has nothing progressive in it. "Natural disaster" is one of the best song, good textures and female vocal, followed by a great 10-minute last song. Overall. it is a lighter and more optimistic record than previous ones and a step closer to crossover prog.
sgtpepper | 4/5 |


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