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4.14 | 121 ratings

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5 stars The recording process of this new album was done in a more relaxing mode. The band is letting it all out here, giving some fresh air to their sound. The first song "Friend or Foe?" is an excellent example with a synthpop style and the vocals of Mariusz Duda who sounds like a heavier version of A-Ha. It's a catchy song with a simple melody. The last song "Self-Aware" is also an accessible song that is more straightforward than the others songs. "Landmine Blast" has heavy guitar riffs, a huge bass sound, and beautiful keyboard lines. It's done in a different atmosphere from the first song of the album. Definitely darker with a cool guitar/bass break. "Big Tech Brother" is a fast pace track with some furious instrumental parts before the vocals bring the song to a calmer atmosphere. "Post-Truth" has again a different feel with some cool guitars and keyboard parts where the song goes on a crescendo that goes into a loud passage that breaks suddenly into a delicate piano ending. "The Place Where I Belong" is acoustic and spacey where the musicians are getting loose , there are some great guitar solos and excellent keyboard parts. As for the bonus tracks, the first track "Age of Anger" is maybe the greatest track of the album. It has a long ambient, spacey intro before the heaviness kick in showing the band delivering some more prog metal riffs. The guitars are simply amazing here. In conclusion, this is another solid effort from the band. I enjoy the variety of atmosphere, the production, and as usual the musicianship.
rdtprog | 5/5 |


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