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SHELTER

Time's Forgotten

 

Progressive Metal

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alainPP
4 stars TIME'S FORGOTTEN is the progressive metal rock band from Costa Rica beginning their musical life in 2004 with Juan Pablo CALVO, quickly opening for ANGRA, AVANTASIA and CAST. Very fruity prog metal, a little neo zest which I hung on to in 2009 with 'Dandelion'. A break in 2015 and they return hyper-boosted by a singer for obvious melodic metal connotations with hard-hitting riffs and other prog reminiscences based on the use of the keyboard wisely. Priscilla brings softness and aggressiveness over the current compositions where the worked djent is embedded for the rhythm section; rock stamped with the basic DREAM THEATER, THE GATHERING for the heavy metal of their beginnings and FREQUENCY DRIFT for the voice associated with the current symphony; a concept album about finding individuality in a city while staying sheltered, just to read this review of their 4th album.

"New Dawn (prologue)" for the spatial, heavy and latent intro, a bewitching keyboard leading to "City", a combination of Priscilla's voice and heavy instrumentation, from the metronomic drums to the roaring bass, the borderline djent guitar placing notes by jerks; in short, a good current prog metal supercharged ' la THE GATHERING filled with spleen synths. 'Cycle' continues with a melodic title upstream with a spleen and bewitching guitar, the softer air on a declination of 'City'; it goes up on a djent rhythmic again followed by an intimate calm bluesy break, very nice moment. 'Defiant' continues on the same frame, heavy rhythmic well tempered, syncopated air and a melodic guitar which adds a little sweetness; surprise break cutting the title, Priscilla hits the road again with her voice to restore some energy, a snarling voice it is true to Chrissie HYNDE. "Accident Of Evolution" and it rocks serious from the intro, well worked, spatial, rhythmic, heavy; well we are on an instrumental there, look no further the only voices heard are those belched from a NASA radio station; staggering keyboard notes giving a little lightness.

"Waking Up (interlude)" for this moment of tranquility with piano and string instrument vibrating our ears and "Ascension" continues on the piano, Priscilla soft with Ari's guitar; a de facto crescendo that seizes mid-course, divine choirs, a bass ' la 'Seventh Son Of a Seventh Son' symphonic, airy and it starts again; Priscilla's voice becomes more aggressive, provocative, rock on a Chrissie HYNDE, a Pat BENATAR chopping her words; final djent with a tapping of strings leaving the sound of the group on very current metal, fast and technical. 'Outsider' for the title the most fits in, it moves hard from the start like climbing stairs to 4 floors; common title then consensual I would say and the killer bluesy break, provocative charm guitar-languorous voices. 'Moments of Clarity' for a variation with the highlighting of the synths giving another musical vignette of what the group can offer; the end starts again on a melodic prog metal. "The Road Home" on a spleen post rock air, air of a SIMPLE MINDS from the start, sounds reminding me of the cloudy airs of COMA ROSSI for a while, a little on the ambient sound of OCEANSIZE, GATHERING, a title that confuses with joy, showing that gentleness can be a plus; the explosive orgasmic rush brings us back to the opening sound. 'Sleepless' sublime as its name suggests; how even a short ambient track can rock the feeling of an album.

TIME'S FORGOTTEN strikes a blow, renewing itself with the contribution of a female voice and a high musical score, on the border of metal prog more than neo, Technic-djent prog; a varied album where progressive breaks arrive over the listening of each title, creating different and accommodating atmospheres. Delivering 50 minutes of pure pleasure, TIME'S FORGOTTEN is worth noting for this beginning of the year in this oh so current drawer.

alainPP | 4/5 |

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