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Crossover Prog

3.45 | 139 ratings

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3 stars I have to say, I don't see what's "prog" about this band at all, as I understand it. But they're here, so be it. The previous album, "El Cielo", was much more proggy, in it's concept and in some of the experimental touches like Bulgarian folk vocals. Nonetheles, this a really good mainstream record that should win the band a wider audience. Don't worry, the emo touches are not too overbearing. This a record of sweeping melodies, huge guitar hooks and amospheric effects. The lyrics aren't special, but are passionately sung, and Gavin Hayes has a fabulous voice. I hear some Deftones, Catherine Wheel, Hum and a wee bit of U2 here, all at their best. Highlights: well, heck, it all sounds pretty similar, and some songs stick out more for me, but that's because they have the best melodies (Not that Simple, Planting Seeds). Prog metal fans may enjoy the guitars, but there are no soloing pyrotechnics. Fans of trad prog who don't enjoy contemorary guitar rock had best stay away. Porcupine Tree fans will dig it big time.
Heptade | 3/5 |


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