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INDIVISION

Disconnect

 

Crossover Prog

3.71 | 70 ratings

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HorribleCatfish
4 stars I'm a big fan of Disconnect's Obcsuros, and was looking forward to seeing the direction they took. This one took me a bit longer to sink in than Obscuros, but the reward is much greater. Being a big Rush fan, I loved the opening Prelude right off the bat....the latter day 70's Rush influence is unmistakable, and I'm guessing intentional. Good Intentions, a slow building song follows, into what I would agree with other comments is a very King Crimsonish sound....wish this part went on a bit longer. Good Intentions 2 is probably one of the more accessible songs on the album, as proven by my wife's love for the song. Don't confuse that with boring or mundane, it is actually one of my favorites on the album, and probably Disconnect's best song of similar structure on any of their albums.

Cincture has a great intro, and and took an odd turn. I usually love that kind of stuff, but still haven't fully embraced where this one headed until the great ending. The opposite of Cincture, I'm not a huge fan of the intro to Perpetual Decay, but it evolves into one of the finer tracks on the album and is a great lead in to probably Disconnect's finest moment, Creeping Fade. I'm a big fan of moments of crunch and heaviness ala Porcupine Tree, and this song delivers that wonderfully, not to mention a great solo. This is probably the most progressive song they've done, and I hope this style is incorporated more into their sound on future efforts.

All Fall Down is probably my least favorite track on the album, but still a good song. I probably unfairly judge it based on the song it is coming out of. When the MP3 player is on mix, I really quite enjoy it. The song does have a great melody. Rapture is brief spacey interlude. I love these style of tracks when listening to an entire album...but on shuffle they don't work so well...this one is no exception. I think this kind of track, even the this exact one could have worked great coming out of Creeping Fade, and linking All Fall Down.

Two Stones is a mellow track, with some great acoustic work, along with one of my favorite Disconnect choruses. One of the finer parts of the album, and it leads into probably my second favorite track, Singularity. I love that Disconnect has increased the instrumental passages on this album, and they have proven to be very adept at writing them. I love the guitar tone in this track, but man, this song needs to be longer.

Time's Abyss is kind of a return to a more normal song structure, almost Radio Hostilish, with the exception of a very cool interlude linking the first and second half. I'm a big fan of recurring themes, and here we have them reprising the Perpetual Decay intro to close the song...while not my favorite part of the album, I love to see them taking this route. Closing the Book is solid ending leading into The Finale, the final (of course) instrumental on the album. Again, as with Prelude, the Rush influence is front and center. You couldn't ask for a better ending to the album.

Disconnect has shown a lot of growth since Fragments, and they just seem to keep improving over previous efforts. Truly the most progressive of their efforts, and I hope it's a direction they explore more, and expand upon with later releases. It was great to hear the additional instruments/sounds throughout the album, and that is another attribute I would like to see continue. Overall, a VERY solid effort. Can't wait for the next release...but this one will tide me over for a long time.

HorribleCatfish | 4/5 |

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