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ACTS OF GOD

At War With Self

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.56 | 9 ratings

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Ovidiu
4 stars One of the most promissing and talented guitar player of our days,Mr Glenn Snelwar offers with this second AT WAR WITH SELF something really interesting to the intelligent prog music lovers!This is the second try for Glenn Snelwar and his band ,the next step after the very promissing debut album TORN BETWEEN DIMENSIONS, which was a litltle revelation in the progressive world in 2005!Definitelly the KING CRIMSON shadow is everywhere,but ...hey!we are in 2007 with this album and many things can be sayed having such an immense pattern,model to fallow!We cannot forget Snelwar's involvement in the stellar GORDIAN KNOT project,but this time the AT WAR WITH SELF adventure continues with a vocal album!It's not an 100% vocal album,and the addition of some excellent vocals by MARK SUNSHINE brings something even more interesting and catchy compared to the 100% instrumental first album! MARK SUNSHINE is definitelly the right choice for the album and fits perfectly well with the musical direction of ACTS OF GOD!I don't know if the AWWS music can be considered to be extreme prog metal,it's not at all extreme in the musical message,maybee in the conception,and what is really imporant is the fact that this kind of music tries to not fallow some traced directions by other bands!KING CRIMSON is such a huge and immense inspiration for all the bands in prog music,but this new kind of music is definitelly innovative and attractive!Even if in the beginning the audition of this kind of music could be difficult,the next try will open new musical horizons and will give new dimensions for the people who search new ways of musical expression!SNELWAR and TROTTA are the instigators of this project and it seems that it's a true alchemy between them.This second try is a won bet for the band!Let's wait the new shot,and we'll have then the answer if the band's maturity is at it's peak....I'm sure the answer will be positive! 4 STARS for a very ambitious piece of true art!
Ovidiu | 4/5 |

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