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Experimental/Post Metal

3.92 | 212 ratings

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5 stars SOEN comes with this fourth album definitely buried the ax of metal and experimentation: in the continuation of the previous albums which had well targeted hints of doom and dark, a bit of TOOL and the dark and psychedelic atmospheres of the first PINK FLOYD at times, we arrive here at a musical markdown: the prog heavy side becomes more and more melancholy with sounds and other reminiscences of the Cavanagh brothers from ANATHEMA. Progressive and melancholy alternative rock de facto emerge on their compositions, and besides TOOL and ANATHEMA I am also thinking of RIVERSIDE's experiments on this album. It's colder, it's more melodic, more icy, the compositions overlap and give a pretty intense guideline that makes me give them the ultimate note, not to support them, I think they don't. no need but good to show the fact that they have defined a singular style, apart from which revolutionizes the "metal-prog" genre a bit. A bit like the OPETH group's returns to progressive cold lands? To finish and try to explain this album, the duration of the titles not very long but which send each one in a bucolic, imaginary, melancholic and sidereal world in a few minutes.
alainPP | 5/5 |


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