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JOURNEY THROUGH THE HIDDEN GARDENS

Disperse

 

Neo-Prog

3.77 | 130 ratings

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judaspriestfan
5 stars When I read some of reviews for this recording I can't understand one thing. One says: this is not a NeoProg but ProgMetal the other says that it's oposit. You know what? When I hear this fabulous album I don't care what kind of progerssive subgenre is it. I just close my eyes and enter these imagined places in which I've never been before. In my opinion guys from Disperse have made a kind of bridge betwean these two genres and it came out great! Trully this album is really dreamy one from first to last track because of massive usage of keyboards. Each track is very melodic with changes of rythm and many passeges from slow moody parts to more agressive metal-like moments. There are also elements of fusion (influence of Planet X) which I really like and many of instrumental work. Composition which I like the most? It would be the longest on the album "Above Clouds" - there's a fantastic long over 4 minutes intro and generally its mostly instrumental. I'd also like to track your attension to "On the Windows Of A Dove" which is for a change the shortest track but I find it really interesting from the side of the rythmick and I think there is very good vocal part. "Spirit Of Ages" has probably the darkest and heaviest solo with tremendous climax and double bass drums. There really is no track which I don't like but for me "Entering Newlands" is slightly the weakest point of the album - at some moments it reminds me of A.C.T. (keys, refrain lyrics and generally positive emotions). In the end I would like to give an opinion on the guitarist Jakub Żytecki whos talent is undeniable. He made a very good impression on me from the first time I sow him play at the koncert (Disperse played there as a support for Riverside) and not only his technique of play but also the way of feeling the music made the impression. Amasing quitarist.

I give the album 4,5 stars rounded to 5*!!!

judaspriestfan | 5/5 |

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