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A TAPESTRY OF AFTERTHOUGHTS

Chaos Code

 

Symphonic Prog

3.95 | 27 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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4 stars If you are looking for some "Genesis" sounds, this band delivers the music from the early days of this prog giant. Of course, the vocal department is not on par (but at least, the singer is not intending to sound as who you know).

Compositions are well crafted and complex enough to raise your interest. As such, the opening song "The Cave" mixes sweet acoustic passages and strong electric ones. Melody is on the rendezvous as well. Actually, this song is very good indeed.

The second one to catch my interest is "Antidote to Entropy": it starts with delicacy but rapidly turns out as a demoniac party with a wild and repetitive guitar riff. I guess that you got the point: KC is close by: all mighty and powerful. At mid time though, one is brought back to a wonderful symphonic rock fantasy: mellotron, flute, acoustic guitar. What a delight! THE highlight.

"PFM" comes to my mind when I listen to "Days of Reflection" (The World Became The World). The same delicacy can be found at times on the vocal side, lush keyboards and such a genuine symphonic feel. This is another very good song from this interesting album. It holds a great guitar closing part as well. Another highlight? For sure!

The tranquility conveyed by this album is again present during "A Silent Scream". The same ingredients are used than during the opener. And I have to say that I quite like the mix again: sweet and acoustic passages (flutes, guitar) which are combined by expressive and skilled keys and electric guitar. This is a fine and bombastic track even if vocals sound a bit flat.

I won't be laudatory about the short "Gravy Fries" which is a noisy affair and could have been avoided. But it should please die-hard KC fans... The same mood opens the longest track of this work. "The Devil's Trombone" is indeed a dark song which can remind the great Scandinavian scene: "Anekdoten" is not far away.

This album is quite good and deserves more exposure on such a site. It offers a wide range of musical pleasure: symphonic, acoustic, melodic, dark, oppressive, peaceful, complex: you name it!

As far as I'm concerned it is one of the best albums released by a US prog band ever. No less! Four stars.

ZowieZiggy | 4/5 |

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