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CHIMERA

Andromeda

 

Progressive Metal

3.54 | 86 ratings

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Valarius
4 stars Three albums into their career and Andromeda still sound as new and fresh as their debut.

'Chimera', Andromeda's third album, may seem like another typical 'by-the-book' Progressive Metal record, but on further listens you can tell this is a band destined for greatness. In fact, in a genre where most artists are labelled as 'Dream Theater clones', this is proof that Andromeda is in fact an original formula.

But if you were to compare Andromeda to Dream Theater, then let me say that any member of this band can easily stand toe-to-toe with Prog Metals biggest band. Crushing guitar riffs, keyboard solos, amazing drumming and grooving bass lines are all here, and David Fremberg's powerful vocals sound fantastic.

With the epic 'Periscope', the exciting 'Going Under' and the unique 'Inner Circle', the music on this album will keep you on the edge of your seat. And for the fans of heavier music, there are tracks like 'The Cage of Me' and 'No Guidelines'. In fact, there's only two songs on here that are slightly weaker than the others, and it's for this reason that I only give this album four stars. But all the other songs are vintage Andromeda, and will one day become classics of the genre.

As with any Andromeda album, if you're into Progressive Metal, then this is definitely one for the collection.

Valarius | 4/5 |

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