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SHINY EYED BABIES

Bent Knee

 

Crossover Prog

4.19 | 218 ratings

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Argentinfonico
5 stars First of all, I have to thank BrufordFreak because thanks to him I am listening to this album (he has placed it as the best album of the 21st century in a forum topic of mine and I hadn't listened to it). I misjudged the album before listening to it because his cover is similar to the albums I usually dislike and I thought it would be one more of them. I hit play and 10 minutes later I was more than fascinated with this work. How is it possible that this is not better known?! Courtney Swain's vocal performance on this album is probably one of the top 10 female vocal performances of the 21st century. It's a fusion of 20 singers (and bands) that come to mind. Have you seen those robots in sci-fi movies that gather all the powers of their enemies (the heroes of the movie)? Well, that's the same with this woman - she even plays the keyboards too! This is one of my best discoveries of the year. The string of songs "Way Too Long"; "Dry"; "In God We Trust" is a fully cultivated terrain of vocal virtuosity and talent. It's absolutely stunning. That section of the album reminds me a lot of Irene Papas (especially on 666 from Aphrodite's Child). The instrumentation of the album is at all times chaotic and final, as if it's an album that takes place in the aftermath that every human being must go through. It's quite symphonic and stunning; it reminds me a lot of Muse. If there is a weak point in this album, perhaps it could be the lack of originality in some of the instrumentation, as it goes from some excellent melodies (at times) to a metal sound already well known to the listener. Anyway, it is still a fantastic 5-star work.
Argentinfonico | 5/5 |

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