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Chaos Code


Symphonic Prog

3.62 | 35 ratings

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3 stars After a great debut album, I was quite enthusiast to discover this Propaganda affair.

Same sophistication, some fine songs like the hypnotic "The Chameleon" that features some excellent sax works (but not only). Borderline eclectic / symphonic to be honest. But it is true to say that the whole is enjoyable. If each of the following tracks could be of the same vein, I would be delighted.

Even during some short interlude "Calling To Shadows", the music displayed is quite interesting. As I have I said previously, the band delivers a quite complex and rich stuff. Closer to eclectic, frankly.

Like the mysterious and powerful "A New Domination". Sharp riff, heavy feeling: it can be compared with a Sabbath song at times... It is of course more in line with the musical genre praised on this site but the heavy notes are quite OK as far as I'm concerned.

"Chaos Code" is one of the few US bands that I can cope with. I consider this band as superior than "Echolyn" without any problem. They deserve a brighter exposure for sure. None of the tracks featured are weak, and "Saturated" features some great guitar work, which during the solos remind me of the great Carlos.

This is a good album. Not on par with their debut but so superior to the average US production available. At times it sounds too jazzy IMHHO ("The Last Assignment" or "Fortune Cookie Leaflet"). But anyway: seven out of ten. I'll round it down to three stars. One of the most interesting US band in the last decade.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |


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