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III Milênio


Symphonic Prog

3.46 | 13 ratings

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4 stars There are two main composers on this work. Singer Aron Shade, and keyboard player Fábio Ribeiro. It's a very unique combination. Ribeiro is an experienced prog rock musician by then, and Aron had some classical training. For this review I'll prefer the LP format, because I find the CD bonus tracks inferior than the other songs. When Aron sings for the first time, you may as well want to hear something else. The interpretation is annoying and exaggerated. Don't be worried: if you insist on the audition you may have some good surprises. Most of the folks I know that went to the end usually considers it a great prog effort. From "Ilusão Inacabada I", the fifth track (the LP has 18 tracks) onwards, his singing is much better, and other vocalists engage on some great snippets with chorus. Aron's skills goes from delivering a very powerful chant, but has also the capacity to sing and whisper at the same time, in tune and consistently. The lyrics he created are smart, with complex rhymes. The chant gets weird again on 13th, but he's on the right mood: the main character is in agony on the story.

Musically, the executions are bombastic on the heavier passages, reminding Solaris or Neuschwanstein. The smoother parts have a gloomy feeling, like VDGG. Guitar player creates excellent riffs and phrasings on the electric and specially on the acoustic guitar. Ribeiro executes different atmospheres, ranging from a more symphonic prog playing, to a more heavy prog way, or even some psychedelic/spacey tunes. That's why I don't understand the reason he is quoted as a guest musician. After one year of this release, Ribeiro was already participating on the recording of the first album from Blezqi Zatsaz. And two years after that, on a group called Desequilíbrios.

3.8 on a 5 star scale.

arymenezes | 4/5 |


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