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JOURNEY OF THE SHAMAN

Nemrud

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.80 | 116 ratings

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antonyus
5 stars Unexpected surprise from the Turkey

This is a concept work and the sound is very Pink Floyd and Eloy like but at the same time different the band have their own identity. Parts of it reminds me of the Eloy's Inside and Pink Floyd's Meddle. The album very much flows from one track to the next. Yes, there are highs, but the overall strength of the album is the consistant high quality of its material. The work needs quite a few listenings for the listener to discover how good the work is. Frankly, the more I listen to it the better it becomes. Could in years be regarded as a classic album.

There are 3 songs in the album which tells the story of the pysical and spiritual journey of "Mitos", a Shaman living in the steps of Central Asia, upon the message he received from the other world. These three songs represent the three kingdom in Shamanism belief.

On the opening cut, "Part I", the band starts off sound deceptively like Eloy, but that's just for a few seconds, before you know what you're listening to is Psychedelic/Space Rock. Here you get some great guitar and keyboard work, and some atmospheric passages. Here the vocals are very much like Narrator of the epic story.

"Part II" starts off heavy guitar riff with moog solo and very melancholic guitar solos. Than lovely classical guitar ,freetless bass mellows with mellotron just like 70's...but then the music gets more energetic,heavy on the string synths, Hammond organ with some space Minimoog to go with it.

The last song, "Part III" one of the darkest atmosphere intro of Psychedelic/Space Rock. The music then flows naturally with every segment of music gives nice touch on melody part. The guitar part at interlude is performed nicely. Definitely one of the highlights, a masterful song with a very catchy chorus driven by a guitar riff.

Journey of The Shaman is in the true spirit of early seventies era progressive rock containing all the main ingredients. For anyone who will be review this and rated it, listen to it a few more times and see if your opinion changes. You may be missing a masterpiece of Psychedelic/Space Rock!

Highly recommended!!!

antonyus | 5/5 |

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