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HEGAIAMAS: A SONG FOR FREEDOM

Need

 

Progressive Metal

3.86 | 36 ratings

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Isaac Peretz
5 stars I'm going to start by saying that Need is great at making short songs, and absolutely brilliant at making long ones. It is without a doubt their skill to be capable of making a +15 Minute song that entertains you from beginning to end (another example is Orvam's Title Track), and not all Prog-Metal bands are capable of doing such thing *cough cough* Tool *cough cough*

I mean to be honest if it wasn't because of the 20min track, this album would be 3.5 stars (although I would personally round it up to 4), but that epic is so amazing it feels like a crime for me to give it a four star rating.

Anyways the rest of the songs are still great. The opener is catchy (but not in a radio-friendly, commercial way), Alltribe is a surprisingly versatile track despite its length. Therianthrope is a very solid track that stays loyal to the Prog-Metal genre... Very strong stuff overall!

But again, the Title Track is the cherry at the top. Dynamic, melodic, beautiful, brutal at some points, reflective at some others... It has everything you could ask for a Prog-Metal epic.

4.5 stars, rounded up to five because of Hegaiamas. Highly recommended!

Isaac Peretz | 5/5 |

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