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APOCOLOKYNTOSYS

Empty Tremor

 

Progressive Metal

3.82 | 8 ratings

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Ovidiu
4 stars Oh,my God!13 years already in 2010 since this album has been released and not a single trace of dust on it!That's for sure the sign of timeless value!I remember with emotion when I discovered this album,it was,of course,in the period when DREAM THEATER prog metal influence was present to no matter what new band in the genre was trying to made it's first steps!The comparation with the American idols comes imediatelly in my mind,it's undoubtedly,but I cannot say that APOCOLOKYNTOSIS is a clone of IMAGES AND WORDS,even the simililar musical ideas are dominating on this album!Well,just look at the age of the musicians in the band,they were extremelly young and ambitious,and the fruit of their work-regarding their age-is simply stunning!We have also here a very solid prove thet a huge talent can produce a good album,even if the main ideas are not too original,but the fact that they have such notorious models like DREAM THEATER ,is noble for them!DE LIUGI hs a warm and very pleasant voice and the ferocious playing of the long instrtumentel portions of the song are proving the great ambition of this very talented musicians!The compositions are well structured and the production is excellent,the opening THE EYES OF UNIVERSE is very spectacular and has all the ingredients of a good prog metal song-brilliant musicianship,wonderful melodic line and great rhythm changes-a trully inspired choice!The title track is a blastering instrumental composition,where there are many moments of musical wizzardry comparable with the 2;-43'' minutes that changed the prog metal music-I speak here about the instrumental portion from the masterpiece called METROPOLIS-DREAM THEATER!!! Oh yes,it's important to mention the impressive technical aspect of EMPTY TREMOR trully outstanding from the very beginning!I think that now in 2010 this band doesn't exist anymore ,because Liverani is seriously involved in other projects like TWINSPIRITS-his top priority for the moment and KHYMERA.Anyway,this album is an excellent one,an album considered by many the perfect DREAM THEATER-IMAGES AND WORDS clone.But I like it!!! 4.5 STARS for an outstanding debut!
Ovidiu | 4/5 |

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