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AVATAR

Comets on Fire

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.84 | 17 ratings

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FarBeyondProg
4 stars So much passion, so much energy, so much focus...these are just some of the things that were going around in my head when listening to this album first time around, and not forced sounding energy, a real burning fire.

This (ladies and gentlemen) is Comets on Fire's forth album Avatar, now i never heard this band until this album, and it really made me want to buy and explore more of their music. Starting out as a noise rock band the band seemed to quickly move away into the more psychedelic, stoner progressive rock aproach and this is the album were they really take it and make it their own, there are shades of The (Jimi Hendrix) Experience, Cream, theres even shades of The Beatles on this release, all pulled off with percision. Standout tracks on this album include the very ballady (the Beatles influence on the album) LUCIFER'S MEMORY, the very jazzy outro HATCHED UPON THE AGE and the two opening tracks both sounding like Hendrix himself ripping up a modern storm DOGWOOD RUST and JAYBIRD

Production wise its fantastic theres some brilliant drums on this album and the guitars have this raw fuzz to them that you only really seem to hear on psychedelic rock albums the bass has some nice low end to it as well and is played fantastically and the vocals are top notch too;

Dogwood Rust - 10/10 Jaybird - 9/10 Lucifer's Memory - 10/10 The Swallow's Eye - 7/10 Holy Teeth - 7/10 Sour Smoke - 8/10 Hatched Upon the Age - 9/10

My Conclusion? although its a great album,its not perfect, but nevertheless a worthy album to any prog fan's cd collection.

FarBeyondProg | 4/5 |

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