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AGHORA

Aghora

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.81 | 53 ratings

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arqwave
5 stars It's funny how we pretend to amuse ourselves with "old cows" all the time. Sincerelly, this album breaks a lot of walls toward the perfect fusion in between rock and jazz. These guys really are trained musicians, from tip to toe, and in every song there is a sense of groove and magic... warning in here!!! they're not trying to create an "impossible" record, or something is at the end "unplayable", is a very honest approach of what might happen if all the anger from rock is mixed with all the despair of jazz: a brilliant record. A data must be taken in relevance: Sean Reinart and Sean malone are in the so called "rhythm section" a pair of great musicians exploring a little bit further from their previous effort with CYNIC.

Now, i've heard at least 15 times this record and every time makes me smile beacuse of the breat textures and colors it presents, not only a dash of "strange" instruments, but a whole range of chords and arpegios that reminds me sometimes CHOPIN and the great OSCAR PETERSON. Yes, the variety of eastern sounds help create a wider mood and a more vibrant ambient through the record, however the lyrics sometimes seem to be a little bit too "mystic" and deep, but is a minor flaw, the voice of DANISHTA reminds me the voice of LISA GERRARD or the forgotten and lost project from CYNIC called PORTAL with the vocals of ARUNA ABRAHMS, a complete different point of view for us prog-rockers.

So, this record has to be seen from the fusion side of the coin, becaus after distilling every song to it's minimum and i suggest you download the song in here EXISTENCE and try hard to hear that is jazz with distorted guitars and not the opposite, i mean it, the best example is the instrumental JIVATMA, a glory of jazz oriented improvisation.

Again, i defend this record and say that is a lost masterpiece, a must have for the music lover. peace

arqwave | 5/5 |

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