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TALL POPPY SYNDROME

Leprous

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.13 | 364 ratings

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JgX 5
5 stars Leprous: A young band with great promise in music in general. with high expectations and especially with large fresh ideas, and especially the compositions that can be heard on TPS despite not being 100% original, gripping influences from many sides including his own style as creating a truly authentic Jewel album.

What we hear in TPS? .. beginning with the amazing voice from the Lead Vocal, easy to digest and obviously at a time with grunts, I've never been a fan of the growling vocals, but this time I think fit well with the music, especially that they are a few ones . we have a melodic album in many respects, each song has a genuine stamp that will make you remember something in particular, is, in every song that are most strongly melodic relates to what the vocal aspect, there is a repetitive sound or melody, the band Leprous known to include in the moment generating surprise for the listener. we see that are very dominant at times the keyboards or pianos, and that's where the melody of the song takes a turn or projected differently.

Regarding the guitar, the sound is perfect, melodic, challenging and above all changing, most times a couple of change along with the drums and bass, and for the solos, which are not really long, and are not many throughout the album, we appreciate the quality of the young guitarist at times reminds me of Carlos Santana, Jeff Beck and some of Omar Rodriguez .. and this is rare, usually in bands of this caliber usually the guitar solos are very fast or very technical, in this case the guitar solos are more focused on melody, improvisation, and a bit of originality that give good sense at the time of the song ..

The youngest drummer in the band, I think it recorded the sound of the drums with only 17 or 18, and by age having the drum sound is awesome .. with rapid change over time,maybe this great young drummer will become a new legend in the years to come.

Overall, this album has no weaks point in my opinion, and not containing the album that made me listen all week about 15 times .. is addictive, keeps you alert, awake, while dynamic .. some similarities with previous bands that I find listening to this album could be very obvious to anyone who knows the genre. similar influences to me listening to bands like .. Into eternity, opeth, sonata arctica (especially in the vocals, the vocal sings very similar), pain of salvation, tool, the mars volta, Leprous with this album has been formed to be part of the great ones in progressive music, really a great album .. I am very happy to have found a band like this from Norway ..

The strongest songs on this album in my opinion are ..

Dare you Not Even a Name Tall poppy Syndrome White ..

5 stars!

JgX 5 | 5/5 |

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