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4.13 | 48 ratings

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5 stars Review #6 - What a sensational beginning!

When new bands release their first album, it can happen more often that its content still sounds a bit half-baked or the production has not yet reached the maximum level. Such albums seem raw and unpolished, but often they end up in the archive and are just a recording of nice songs. It is completely different with the five-member British band "Konom". Their self-titled album absolutely convinced me after the first listen. Because the difference to some other new bands is that "Konom" know exactly what they are doing. If I hadn't known that this was their first album, I would have thought I was listening to an insanely well-rehearsed band that has surely released its fourth album. Everything sounds as if from one cast. This starts with the strong production, which gives each instrument enough space to unfold in it. It continues with the excellent songwriting, which can convince with a high variety within the four songs. "Konom" combine the technical maturity of bands like "Dream Theater" and "Haken" and at the same time play down-to-earth music like "Saga" or "Marillion". Through a high proportion of melodic passages, you never have the feeling that the instrumentalists put their technique in front of the songs, but act more progressive exactly when the song gives it at the right place. This is a real listening pleasure and increases with each song, before you have arrived at the fourth song and everything is brought out what goes. A great dynamic is just as well done as the positive atmosphere created by many major sounds. It's not a tragedy - it's strong music from five talented musicians who could never have started better. With many guest musicians (including Jem Godfrey of Frost*) on classical instruments and a background choir, the album also feels lushly filled out, so much attention to detail has been paid. There would be so much more to say - listen to the guys and be inspired as well, this is how modern prog must sound!

Smurfreviews | 5/5 |


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