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OBLIVIOUS TO THE OBVIOUS

Hourglass

 

Progressive Metal

3.81 | 84 ratings

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Marty McFly
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4 stars My recent development in opinions (how I evaluate albums), especially about long albums, has recently increased their value. It's tiring, but honestly, who of us can stand listening music for so long. OK, I can. I've just listened it and am listening this again. It's helluva (terrible word, but it describes situation very well) album and I've been listening it for a third time in a row. Still can't get enough of these wonderful tunes. And I really mean it, I don't see this as cliché, more like the best of its genre. I don't see it as too long, I see it as a lot of great music in one package. I don't see half empty glass, but half full instead. I would like to describe this music, but it's too eclectic (most of styles I know/like are switching here), together with melody. Yes, everything is nice here (sometimes it's even like symphonic prog, sometimes like Symphony X), singer reminds me James LaBrie, but why not. Only thing that you won't find here is extreme pitch black dark atmosphere, extreme fast metal and death meal (hehe, I mean metal) elements.

5(+), Hell, it even has damn jazz elements. I simply love this album, as it offers everything I want, with basis of prog metal. That's fine recipe if you ask me. Prog is here, every part of this record is soaked in it.

Marty McFly | 4/5 |

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