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3.78 | 36 ratings

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3 stars Vantasma - this intristing and yet unknown band coming from far east , more exactly from Indonesia did a good job here with their first album. They release few years ago in 2006 Beyond the fallen dreams an album covering a wide specktrum of neo prog zone. I realy like this album, it doesn't falls in another Marillion clone category but aswell is nothing close to a masterpiece as other reviewers pretend. The album has an hour long with all 7 pieces long enough and well developed to capture the listner, but the arrangements are not very intristing, only good and well played. What can I say more is that I like the vocalist Opik, fits very well in the context and has a powerfull voice for this kind of music. Even has some influences from Pendragon for ex or Jadis, this Indonesian band sounds pretty good, the musicianship is ok, in some parts even great like on Trial of a king or Save our land, the guitar and keybords are well developed and has some intristing arrangements. In the end a good album that desearve for sure 3 stars, but I simply can't find anything that intristing to give 4 or 5 stars. A band to watch in the future, specially for a band that plays neo prog in a country that doesn't have a real history behing in this genre, even some good prog bands emerged over the years from Indonesia.
b_olariu | 3/5 |


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