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DWELLERS OF THE DEEP

Wobbler

 

Symphonic Prog

4.31 | 308 ratings

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Isaac Peretz
2 stars First Impression:

How do you follow up an album like "From Silence To Somewhere"? With something like Dwellers Of The Deep, of course!

SilverLight59 mentioned the probability of this band being in a "Supernova" state, a state in which the band starts pulling out masterpieces one after the other, but their creative fuel starts running out very quickly. And that's the most probable case, since even beasts like Pink Floyd or Genesis suffered that status. The least probable case is that this has become the standard album quality for Wobbler, and if that's the case then Wobbler might actually be the best symphonic Prog-Rock band in the world.

Dwellers Of The Deep doesn't fall short compared to the band's previous effort, infact, it tops their previous album in some certain areas! Just like From Silence To Somewhere, the albums includes four tracks, one of them being a long epic, From Silence To Somewhere with its title track and Dwellers Of The Deep with Merry Macabre, which are the absolute best from their respective albums (And modern prog rock in general (^o^)). Not only is the music quality of DOTD even more consistent than FSTS's, but the production of the album is even more polished and enjoyable (That's not to say the production of the albums before was mediocre, it was still pretty good).

Just like the album before, this is an absolute must for anyone who enjoys Symphonic Prog Rock. Let's just pray that Wobbler continues this album streak furthermore!

Current thoughts on the album:

My updated opinion on this album is more or less the same as the one in From Silence To Somewhere: It's not original! It sounds like Yes even more than its predecessor which makes it even less creative. While I do think this is slightly worse than FSTS, it still has it's great moments. It's just that they really haven't developed their own sound, their own trademark, something you can instantly recognize them with. It sounds like a bizarre Yes album. Again if you like Symphonic Prog you will really enjoy this album, it's just that this album really didn't grow on me at all

I know this current thought almost entirely contradicts my first one...

But hey! Opinions change and I've gotten a wider spectrum when it comes to prog. And I have come to the conclusion that this album isn't special. If you enjoy this album and think it's a 5-Star effort, it's perfectly fine! We hear different things compared to others and that's perfectly fine! With that said, I think it's a two star album.

Isaac Peretz | 2/5 |

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