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Sieges Even


Progressive Metal

4.20 | 396 ratings

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5 stars OK. This one is amazingly special !

I must start by saying that I am a keyboard/piano player... and there is no keyboard at all in this CD music. Just to put you in the context... You might expect that I will reject this one as being completely outside of what I like to hear. Well, it is the strong exception, and a huge surprise. Resembling if we try to force an extreme-metal prog listener to like a pop-CD from Phil Collins !

What does this thing brings to the prog world ? Since its average score is very high, there should be something in.

As they say in the lyrics, 'the view from here is frightening'... The result is frightening !

Well, the sound quality is amazing, the rythmic section is fantastic, the voices are top-notch quality, and the guitar sound is very unique. You will hardly find this type of sound elsewhere. I would qualify it as being 'cristalline'. Even though 'Sieges Even' is rated as a prog-metal group, I don't find this CD as metal oriented at all, and in my view and personal taste, it helps liking it a big lot. There is a lot of energy, through the guitar, the voices, the combination of bass/percussions which are pro-performed, plus a very high sound quality. This CD, as someone here said (good remarks, and I specially agree totally) has to be listened from track 1 to the last, without stopping (all tracks are excellent, no exception). And every listening (without stopping) brings you an ambiance that you get used to, and that is reflected in the next listening, where you find the CD as being 'better'. So, it raises in your 'compilation/collection', as it did in mine. After 3-5 times, I was just thrilled to encounter this as going up in my preferences (actually in my Top-10). It is much surprising to get such a very good music, original, with a unique sound (the cristalline guitar) and some power ! Superb indeed.

What do you get when every single track is very good, and when you are thrilled at each listening ?

Five ! Enjoy ! To be discovered without any fault.

Progdaybay | 5/5 |


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