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3 stars K.A ? 2004 (2.8/5) 10 ? Best Song: I'm on my hands and knees, here.

And here we are once more, in the battlefield of the broken hearts. And here we are once more, in the shadow of another Kobaian epic, this time around it's a prequel to the archeologist from the Kohntarkosz album who entered the tomb of Emhentehtt-Re to be programmed into the future leader of the human race or whatever bullshit it is they're peddling these days. The good news is, they're bac on track, and have cast the 1980's production and writing techniques aside for the more favorably organic and professional recording techniques and sound manipulations of the newest decade and millennium. The other good news is that, while being carried by this, it's not 'new' material. If I read correctly, the grand majority of the music involved with K.A. is based on old archived writings and recordings Vander kept over from the early 1970's. Was this man's idea fully formed right from the beginning?

All at once, it's as if happened at the very first day and the very last. The songs are loud and IMPORTANT! There are things going on and we all need to take notice! Never you mind the fact that the songs are no longer even given the old college try at sounding remotely personal or individual, and you know them crazy college students will stuff anything up their

You can call me a mud in the stick, but I'm not going to budge on this one. I don't love K.A. It's bloated, terribly derivative of the style (and even if they practically invented it, that's not a lifetime pass), and, forgive me for this, lord of song, but is it so bad that I want a few guitar solos? That's not a crime, is it? It's not a crime at all to want one measly minute of awe-inspiring and confrontational and identifiable guitar wizardry in all the fifty minutes of this extended alien symphony behemoth? I hope not. Instead we get the big pomp and circumstance blowharding of the symphonic keyboard pro, whoever the hell his name is, and I didn't ask for no keyboard solos (even if they're nice). Hmph.

Alitare | 3/5 |


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