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OBLIVIOUS TO THE OBVIOUS

Hourglass

 

Progressive Metal

3.77 | 77 ratings

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manticornio
2 stars By hearing this album, I recognize how far a music which main idea is a cliché can go. I can't deny the progressive personality, but, behind this orthodoxes forms, the hard rock riffs, the guttural screaming, and the hard punch rhythm section tells me nothing but commercial music is invading the good manners. Not happy with releasing just another progressive metal heavy rock CD, HOURGLASS production is a double album, making longer the agony with enervating sounds, very technical, but with nothing original to say. The best thing in this album is the rhythm section, capable to support the guitar and the vocal madness, while keys are mainly to create some good atmospheres, and some occasional good piano moves. For me, 'Homewar Bound' is the best moment in the album, and yet insufficient to tell is worth to buy the CD, unless you like to move your head with fury.
manticornio | 2/5 |

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