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I'M NOT A HERO

Metamorphosis

 

Neo-Prog

3.76 | 20 ratings

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alainPP
4 stars METAMORPHOSIS is the 2001 project by Jean-Pierre Schenk. He released his 6th album on a Floydian sound, Teutonic on the notes of ELOY, RPWL, IQ too. A melancholic, intimate music, with dark and soft climates, nervous and melodic keyboards and a heavy side by the guitar. An album that comes more than 5 years after its last achievement.

"Dark World" opens with a neo prog vein, high spoken voice, latent sound with imposing bass, well placed synths; break phrasing, soaring keyboards raising the tone to heavy riff in an apocalyptic crescendo. "I'm Not a Hero" continues, bass lit by the keyboard, repetitive hypnotic atmosphere with explosive guitar of any beauty removing this gloom. '' Little Stars Disintegrate 'and its superb rise, we approach Division Bell' here, it's neo dripping without explosion but delicacy and spleen, bordering on despair with monotonous vocals and bewitching keyboards. "When Life Starts Again" bass and keyboards flirting with jazzy "Subway" then spatial bringing in heavy guitar for a sublime romantic slow instrumental. '' More Is Less '' on a Zeppelinian variation, a title that merges with the others, majestic, tormented, emphatic, bold and enjoyable final solo la Iris. "I Will Leave Tonight" fresher, mid-tempo, symphonic, basic neo that recalls at the orchestral level CLEPSYDRA for the synth-guitar fusion; hovering then energetic, the most sung and melodic; the choir surprises and brings back to a surprising, grandiloquent classical atmosphere. "Leftovers" posed, impressive guitar sound; an ode to today's gloomy life? , an ode of hope with reminiscences of the Satellite of yesteryear; the voice is imposing, reminds me of the tune of "Streets of Philadelphia" supported by the metronomic drums. 'So Now What' synthetic, concise, edgy to launch '' So Hard's the Road '' with a melting intro, a slow and ineluctable melancholy rise without end to the apotheosis of the instruments.

The CD to own, an imposing, austere sound leading to melancholy reverie on cold, dark and intimate landscapes; a singular sound leading to make you leave quietly far from the stressful ambient world with delicate harmonies which make it definitively enter a potential top 21.

alainPP | 4/5 |

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