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4.21 | 536 ratings

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5 stars If this isn't a masterpiece then what is ? Okay, this album is not ground-breaking, but Magma by itself is ground-breaking ! They've created a genre on their own ! Now this album is a dream come true. Magma maybe one of the last dinosaurs of progressive rock that has been faithful to its sounds and concepts and has never given in to the commercial aspect of music. Their latest album has all the typical Magma elements inside : fantastic choirs, some singing by Vander himself, awesome bass and drumming... ; epic crescendo music that gives you the goose bumps. This is nirvana ! Let's talk about Vander's voice. All the famous singers that have turned over 50 can't seem to sing as high as they use to. Well, Vander can ! The only aspect you won't find in this new album is the high-pitched growling that one can find in some of their albums produced in the 70s. The music is typical zeuhl and has tends to have more choir singing than other albums. Now for the sound : at last, Magma produces an album with top quality recording, something that their classic albums lack. I wish they would remaster them. Anyway, I'm going to recommend this album very strongly because I believe it has all the ingredients (creativity and musicianship) to become a true masterpiece. Only time will tell of course but you must get this one with your eyes closed and your ears wide open.
silvertree | 5/5 |


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