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PALIMPSEST

Protest the Hero

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.28 | 20 ratings

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oliasunhillow
5 stars Masterpiece.

After months wandering through some nice, but quickly forgottent tunes, I discovered PTH for 1 months, thanks to a review of Palimpsest on SputnikMusic. Since then, I just listen to this album on a daily basis. I listened to other PTH albums, but they sound like rehearsals for this one, which seems to embody all what PTH has been aiming to, during its now 13 years career.

I has all what a prog fan would dream of : themes carefully chosen (catastrophies in the 20-30's USA), epic drive, poetic and yet down to earth lyrics, complex time signatures, impossible guitar riffs, strong and full soundscape... Rody Walker really shines on this one with his operatic, catarthic singing style.

I signed in just to write this short review because I really wondered why there was not even one. I hope it will encourage others to review this album more in detail.

My advice is to listen to it from the beginning to the end, and then to start again. At first, songs sound a bit the same, but soon, you will be amazed by their individual beauty.

oliasunhillow | 5/5 |

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