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FORCE OF GRAVITY

Sylvan

 

Neo-Prog

3.54 | 168 ratings

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BrufordFreak
3 stars What happened? Why did Marco and friends decide to go heavier? The abrasive guitar power chords and over-effected theatric percussion, in my opinion, takes away from the vocal talents of uber-talented front man Marco Glühmann. This album is such a disappointment after such wonderful progress from Artificial Paradise through Posthumous Silence and its live album/DVD. Even the production quality on this album is inconsistent from song to song (which explains how a masterpiece like "Vapour Trail" can exist among the rest of this stuff). It's just wrong! Luckily, the album kind of evens out over the course of its 70 minutes.

Best songs (despite horrible drum sound): the near flawless epic, 11. "Vapour Trail" (14:30) (10/10); Marco's gorgeous vocal duet with Miriam Schell, 7. "Midnight Sun" (5:10) (9/10); 6. "From the Silence" (5:42) (8/10); 9. "Episode 609" (6:00) (8/10), and; 10. "God of Rubbish" (4:00) (8/10).

BrufordFreak | 3/5 |

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