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IRIDULE

Yugen

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.79 | 95 ratings

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FruMp
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2 stars Particularly overrated modern prog album.

I decided to get this album and give it a shot to see what the fuss is about and why it came out of nowhere to get such high reviews. Having listened to it I cannot understand why people find this music appealing. RIO/avant prog generally has an aversion to interesting melody and structure which is part of what defines it, so I'm not the greatest fan at the best of times. Here what we have are a bunch of guys that clearly worship bands like Univers Zero who in my opinion aren't that great and then they add a bunch of modern trappings to drag it even further down. Things like the ill-conceived metal guitars that are completely unwarranted and out of place and the unspeakably distasteful vocals which are auto-tuned to hell and back (although thankfully fairly sporadic) make for some truly cringe worthy moments.

Best avoid this album unless you're a die-hard avant prog fan, even then there will probably be a lot of things to turn you off.

FruMp | 2/5 |

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