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Experimental/Post Metal

3.74 | 236 ratings

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5 stars Or "Is it worth thinking about what is not"? ?

It would be possible to call this album that, if I were one of the authors of this certainly outstanding opus. The third one in the band's discography - and the most atmospheric, with all the best and brightest facets of "Neo-Progressive". The main contribution to the music and lyrics belongs to Kevin Moore (ex-Dream Theater) and Jim Matheos (ex-Fates Warning). Furthermore, such giants as Gavin Harrison (ex Porcupine Tree) and Mikael Åkerfeldt (ex-Opeth) "made an appearance" on the disc, the latter sings in a composition with a non-trivial name "Stockholm" - surprisingly combining the traditions of modern progressive and doom metal. In the middle of the song, there is an ambient insert, atmospherically telling about someone's sudden catastrophe. One of the highlights of the album. Also featured on this album is Tim Bowness (ex-No-Man) on "No Celebrations"! Uncharacteristically for Bowness, a heavy track, which he successfully copes with, bringing the colors of the past. And the main highlight of the album, in my opinion, is "Radiologue" - with a pronounced "raging" riff component, beautifully intertwined with the acoustic component. The song seems to go through a gloomy deserted urban landscape: from the lost to the lost. Ripples, riffs, electronic instruments, guitars! But the main thing is the voice that Jim Mateos uses as a bright tool to convey the atmosphere, because it is what this amazing record gives in full! I will focus on the review of these tracks - as they most clearly demonstrate the talents of these musicians. The rest of the things you just need to hear in order to understand the full power and beauty of this conceptual canvas. "Blood"? No, never! But this is a very atmospheric, urban, majestic canvas! For connoisseurs of the genre - on a par with the outstanding!

Devolvator | 5/5 |


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