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Man Overboard
4 stars Wastefall's sophomore album, "Soulrain 21", is given in tribute to the 21 who died in a terrible accident around the time they decided to record another album. The depth and emotion of this is quite apparent in the music, which suggests a meeting of the power and emotion of PAIN OF SALVATION and the melodic sense of ENCHANT.

The styles range electric all over the album, with the most common thread being powerful, heavy guitar riffs with intricate work from the rhythm section and lovely counterpoint from the keyboards, lead guitar, and violin. There are a few departures from this, such as the notable track Lullaby For The Gods, which starts with an orchestral overture remniscent of Nubuo Uematso and fades into chanting, electronic rhythm, and one of the most insightful spoken-word sections I've heard.

Frankly, anyone who likes their music heavy, intelligent, melodic, and progressive owe themselves a listen. Standout tracks:

Empty Haven Lullaby For The Gods Riot Of Oblivion 21

Man Overboard | 4/5 |


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