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Nemrud - Journey Of The Shaman CD (album) cover




Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.87 | 148 ratings

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5 stars What a fantastic debut album...

"Journey of The Shaman" is a three tracks concept album of breathtaking beauty and refinement. This is one of the potential legendary prog albums that must be considered in the whole history of progressive music. The album is based upon the tale of pysical and spiritual journey of "Mitos" , a Shaman living in the Anatolia i guess, upon the message he received from the other world. These three songs represent the three stages of Shamanic life to reach immortality.

"Part I" starts beautifully with an ambient music featuring 12 strings guitar, soft keyboard and ambient drumming with dynamic work on tom and snares. In fact, the combination of guitar and drum is really nice and has become one of attraction points for this track. The key strengths of this song includes the brilliant flow of the music as well as the melody changes feeling of peace of mind during the wonderful flow. Mert Göçay's guitar riffs presents very touchy and memoriable moments in the songs especially after the min 6...there is a very smooth guitar solo with lots of bend on guitar remind camel's style with psychedelic !

"Part II" has powerful intro, where a battle of guitar and minimoog follows until rains starts!! Than the atmosphere of songs totally change, middle of the epic journey. After the beautiful guitar and keyboard work we feel more hard-rock, but still maintaining that spacey feel.

"Part III" could be considered by the fans their highest point of album, and they might be right. After the dark and psychedelic intro, a mood very similar to "Pink Floyd" and "Eloy" kicks in, even though it's a bit more mysterious than the others masterpieces. Also the final part is majestic, with many memorable moments that will surely be remembered in many years from now.

It's a masterpiece of progressive music that you should not miss at all. I can guarantee that the music is accessible to most ears. It has tight composition with excellent arrangements, great flow and wonderful musical nuance coupled with catchy melody for all songs featured in the album. This album must be owned in any prog lover collection.

courtzz | 5/5 |


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