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Vanden Plas


Progressive Metal

3.85 | 177 ratings

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5 stars From the beginning I want to say that I had great expectations about this new VANDEN PLAS album!After the sensational previous one,this SERAPHIC CLOCKWORK must have been something like a new beginning for the Germans with a new record label behind,this time the Italian melodic label FRONTIERS RECORDS!I was afraid that Andy and the boys will turn a little more melodic or even more comercial being signed now to this melodic label-an independent giant,but with a lot of melodic names signed!!I was-fortunatelly-so wrong! SERAPHIC CLOCKWORK is the best VANDEN PLAS album so far!It's simply breathtaking and,definitelly the most mature,elaborated and complex album released by the Germans!It has everything to deserve this status,especially something magical in terms of perfectionism under all aspects!The keyboars sound is blazing and this time Gunter Werno had more space to express his tremendeous talent,and the guy was very,very inspired on this album!Andreas is fantastic in his solos and the sound of his guitar is realy heavy and powerful!Pure prog metal riffs and great diversity of the album!Technically,the guys are beyond perfection and on this album they are 100 % inspired and in full form,on top of their musical maturity and artistic expressionBeing an album of more then 70 minutes it exists the temptation to judge it to be diluted or loaded with boring tracks-NO WAY!All the album is solid as a monolith and all the tracks are fantastic!One of the major albums of the last years in prog metal and the deffinitive offering from VANDEN PLAS that they are a sure value of the genre!All our deepest respect to a band without compromise and with an unbelieveble musical integrity!5 STARS for a fantastic album!
Ovidiu | 5/5 |


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