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Prefers To Hide In The Dark


Eclectic Prog

3.53 | 16 ratings

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4 stars PREFERS TO HIDE IN THE DARK is the prog rock band founded in 2021, based on great harmonic and hypnotic pieces, nothing but mouth watering in these hot times; psychedelic, singular and complex contemporary prog with out-of-the-ordinary instrumentation, associations between heavy riffs, spleen trumpets and bewitching voices, that's the menu; texts on the reminiscences of the past and its collateral damage and the attempt to get out of it, the scene is set.

4 great titles including 'Boundless' with the hovering, spatial intro, reminding me of the first emotions of TANGERINE DREAM, disturbing atmospheres of LUSTMORD; it goes up with a minimalist electronic sound and the addition of Rob's depressed but warm, cajoling but dark voice; hypnotic title in fact, bewitching austere air extending on a melody with gloomy spleen; it evolves in the second part on neo prog 80's bass and vocals, alternative prog rock de facto then piano and voice in wavelets. 'Eternity' changes diametrically in sound, plaintive syncopated voice la RADIOHEAD, riff and heavy rhythm on the edge of prog metal, its polyrhythmic heady with its chorus; guitar solo with chorus behind for a progressive mantra experience where the drums electrify. 'Hereafter' and its trumpet intro Andalusian western atmosphere; Rob, whose high-pitched voice will take some getting used to, launches a lament aided by an acoustic arpeggio; Adam's trumpet returns, amplifies the air, makes it gripping, intense with an ambient jazzy side to the minimalist, chilling break; the hairs stand on end, the sound effects make the atmosphere sinister, the distorted voices end up perfecting the climate; singular and disturbing, on a progressive Miles DAVIS for the trumpet and a diabolical wild mantra with its hypnotic pebbles. 'Torment' concludes the album with dynamic rhythm and ever-hypnotic vocals; long litany in crescendo then the electric side gives a progressive doom effect to the MY DYING BRIDE, heavy, unhealthy but it goes down quickly, more ethereal on a spatial mantra; tortured breaks occur on inventive and enjoyable heavy prog, the rhythm blasts; the synths spin, I think of RIVERSIDE for a while, it's furious and beautiful; final acoustic with hints of atmospheric keyboards and a gripping bass to continue the trance.

PREFERS TO HIDE IN THE DARK threw a cobblestone concept album into the musical, inventive, expressive pond; Paul has composed a pearl that is half-prog, half-mantra, half-ingenious, half-enjoyable rock demon which denotes admirably with the current releases which are a tad formatted. An album that can be listened to while resting and that pushes back progressive barriers. A plus to stand out and acquire it while waiting for its sequel.

alainPP | 4/5 |


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