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Crossover Prog

3.56 | 36 ratings

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5 stars WOW!!!!


Believe it or not, ARNIOE (band, artist, project) haven't even got a record deal yet. !!!!!. They have produced and self funded 4 albums to date, with this latest effort, double CD ? 'So Heaven Is Gone' and what a prog delight this baby is.

Firstly, THIS IS a lengthy album with almost 2 hours of compositions.

The next element of surprise is the variety: ARNIOE do not seem to fit into any category of such (the PA Crossover Team have certainly got this one right), they just seem to compose material how they feel, and the quality of songs are no more evident than on this album : Atmosphere, moody, heavy, spacey, dreamy with clever double meaning lyrics all performed with great musicianship and production.

This album is advertised somewhere as 'A Headphone Must' and this is absolutely true, as there is so much going on in the background, quite amazing, but not overdone.

Aron's vocals suit the softer dreamier songs incredibly well, and when he requires more 'umpf' on the heavier tracks, he is well supported by backing vocals by Mahne Dupre and The Dover Gospel Singers. Aron's guitar work is very 'Gilmore-ish' with Greg Genna playing the faster guitar passages, both combining beautifully.

Every song on this album has something special about it, and that is probably the reason why it is on 'high rotation' in my CD player ? almost like listening to a 'best of' from a variety of bands. If you don't like variety in your music ? you will hate this, but this album is Crossover Prog AT ITS BEST and with such, holds a special place amongst my 1500+ CD collection.

WAZZA | 5/5 |


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