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Chaos Code


Symphonic Prog

3.94 | 38 ratings

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4 stars The debut album from this US band is a pretty much overlooked gem, in my humble opinions.

The first thing that springs into mind is the references to old Cathedral, the US band whose Stained..... album from the 1970s is a masterpiece. The vocals and the quirky melody lines is in that direction. But this album is so, so much more than the quirky world of Cathedral. If I go down the road of pointing out references to the 1970s bands I find on this album, this review will indeed be a very long review. In short, Chaos Code has drawn in references from mostly all 1970s bands and genres on this album. From Genesis to Gentle Giant. From Canterbury to the US eclectic prog scene. The instrumentations and the vocals is also paying homage to all the great bands and scenes. The use of Moog and Hammond gives this album an excellent sound. But Chaos Code has still managed to get their own identity on this album. Which is an great thing.

The quality of the songs is also great. There is no barnstorming killer track here. But the quality is still admiringly high throughout. The best song here is the ten minutes long Days Of Reflection with it's pastoral, but still quirky eclectic melody lines. The rest of this album is only slightly weaker, but only slightly.

I think this is a sadly overlooked album well worth checking out. A solid four stars is my verdict.

4 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |


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