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NIMRODEL

Almuadem

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.65 | 36 ratings

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fant0mas
4 stars If not for the five star vote stuffing, I would not have come across this Portugese progressive gem. "Almuadem" is entirely instrumental, with some snippets and samples of speech. I gather from the other reviews that there's a story to this album even if there aren't any lyrics. However, the album is still fully enjoyable without taking any concept or story into consideration. It is psychedelic, spacy, trippy. Far out there in the cold aether. Beautiful, soothing, calming, chilling, and ultimately invoking numerous emotions a human being is capable of experiencing and expressing.

But it's not perfect. Sometimes the transitions between melodies can be awkward, and some melodies in themselves sound a little unrefined. But it's very hard to pinpoint these moments. Overall, the album flows very well and it's more of an album that you "feel" than "understand" by actively listening to it. Not bad at all for a debut album, and these guys deserve to make it big if they can polish their formula just a little further.

I reiterate: The five star votes aren't jokes or part of a fad, they're just a little exaggeration for an album deserving of admirers.

fant0mas | 4/5 |

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