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Sun Caged


Progressive Metal

3.71 | 37 ratings

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3 stars Edited 10/4/2005!

The sound of the dutch band Sun Caged which got quite good reviews in some webzines for their debut is pretty close to DT's one. But this in fact is the only minus one has to put on this album. Apart of this lack of originality they are really playing a quite good prog metal. Of course the voice of the singer which comes very close to LaBrie's one even reinforces the impression of listening to a clone band. Still even the main structure of the songs is somehow DT-like but the fact that they're performing it really well is giving evidence for their high quality skill. The guitar player Marcel Coenen who has done already a very good job in the great band LEMUR VOICE is playing really excellent. Keyboards and rhythm section are very good as well. Sometimes one can pick up as well some Fates Warning and very slight POS influences in some more atmospheric parts. Overall they show a good balance of toughness and progressiveness and they are avoiding lengthy parts of solo "masturbation" as some people are critizesing in DT's music. The production by LUCASSEN is really excellent and the sound is stunning good.

After all a quite remarkable debut and if they will bring in some more own and inventive influence in future releases they could be a great hope for this prog sub-genre. Not necessarily essential but one could rate it with 3 1/2 stars!

hdfisch | 3/5 |


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