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DIAGONAL

Diagonal

 

Eclectic Prog

4.14 | 158 ratings

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phillihp
4 stars I really like this album. There's not a weak track on it.

The overall musicianship is top-notch and they've added just enough craziness to their composition. In some places the bass makes me think of Les Claypool (Primus) especially in the song Cannon Misfire. And the drum solo at the end of 'Semi Permeable Men-Brain' is pure joy.

The album is very energetic for the most part but the last minutes are much smoother and psychedelic. I think it's a good idea. It's like if you've been in a roller coaster but before the end of the ride it slows down so when you're back on your feet you're not too dizzy.

The weaker part is probably in the vocal department but it's not really bad either. It's like the voices have been processed using a back in time machine. A good part of the vintage feel comes from these voices.

And yes, there is a 70's feel to the album. It's obvious from start to finish but some reviewers (not here) have called this music derivative... I would say it's 'inspired by' instead, which is a different, positive thing.

Is it a masterpiece? Probably not but what an album!

phillihp | 4/5 |

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