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3 stars Anekdoten's third studio album is in my opinion the weakest effort of the band so far. Compared to the two previous works, the classic and beautiful Vemod, and the bizarre masterpiece Nucleus, "From Within" goes down a level. Even though the band reached maturity with this album, the sound is less appealing, a little more, I would dare to say, boring.

However, good moments are indeed present: The longest Anekdoten song to date, "Hole", is probably one of the very best songs of the band: It's overall a really mellow song, but with some fantastic moments that I really enjoyed, especially the more experimental part at half song, pure beauty. And the ending is absolutely breathtaking. Actually, all the songs are pretty good, all of them are listenable, but just not so appealing compared to songs in the previous albums, like I just said. Special mention to "Firefly", another gem, that made me want to give more stars than 3.5.

In conclusion, a pretty good album, despite all the negative qualities of it that I highlighted, and if you're an Anekdoten fan, you really should listen to this. However, if you're just a normal prog fan, I can't really recommend it as an essential album.

EatThatPhonebook | 3/5 |


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