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Garden Wall


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3.38 | 18 ratings

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1 stars This time they named it "Towards The Silence", and I would just add "the sooner they get there the better". I mean to keep silence for a while would suite them better. I would have thought their last opus "Forget the colors" was a kind of mistake and hoped GW will return to their normal selfs musically and will give us some joy again with their new album. But obviously it was my mistake, and now I realise that Forget the colors was rather a point of complete change of direction. Towards the silence is direct continuation of Forget the colors, and the kind of music they play has nothing to do with neither art rock (the genre they listed under in these archives) nor symphonic prog with touch of metal (they used to do), nor progressive music at all. The music they play now is rather techno tresh on the verge of hardly accessible avantgarde. I have to stress that first four albums by Garden Wall are very very good, but last two are just not my cup of tea to say the least. I used to like this band a lot, and they were one my favorites, but now after Forget the colors and Towards the silence I lost my interest in them completely. I am giving it one star here just because I have no option to give it any less, however in my own ratings these two last albums deserve nothing. One star means "only for completionists", and I am a kind of completionist myself, but I would not want to have these cd's in my collection even for free, therefore i definitely cannot recommend it to anyone who likes first three garden wall's albums (and this sort of music generally) as much as i do. I do not mean to offend fans of techno tresh or inaccesible avantgarde, but to me this music is just unlistenable to. As my interest in garden wall's activity reached it's end I would rather put a short summary as follows 1. 1993- Principium - very good - solid four stars plus half star for briliant debut 2. 1994 - Path Of Dreams - excellent - masterpiece - 5 stars by all means 3. 1995 - Seduction Of Madness - very good - 4.5 stars - just a tick weaker than Path 4. 1997 - Chimica - 3 stars - mediocre - transitional, much heavier than previous, much more metal in it, but still not bad 5. 2002 - Forget The Colors - complete change of musical style and direction into heavy inaccessible avantgardish metal - 1 star in respect to previous works 6. 2004 - Towards The Silence - same as no.5 - not a kind of music I like
eugene | 1/5 |


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