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CICLOTIMIA

Amagrama

 

Symphonic Prog

3.96 | 53 ratings

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geezer
4 stars Amagrama is a new Argentinean group whose music is very energetic and flashy. I see that this album has already been rated very highly and deservedly so. This band surely reminds Argentinean legends Crucis and in this debut album they also do a cover of "Recluso Artista". They succeed very well in their interpretation. This album is mostly instrumental but there are some vocals by the keyboardist and the lyrics are in their native language. The vocals are good enough for my ears to not disturb the listening enjoyment. Technically this band has all that is needed and probably even more. These guys have the skills and luckily also compositional talent. Musically this band can be defined symphonic progressive but there are bits of fusion throughout the album too. It could be that they have some influences from prog metal as well. However, the overall sound is not prog metallic because the songs are structured in a different manner, not really reminding of metal at all.

The first half of this album is especially good but it holds up the high level quite nicely till the end. There are also some mellower moments that balance the overall busy playing.

This is an interesting band to watch for in the future. An extra half star would not probably be totally unfair but I have a feeling that this band can do even much better with the future releases (hopefully there will be!).

Conclusion: Maybe not a masterpiece but a fantastic album nevertheless. Impressive!

geezer | 4/5 |

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