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3 stars ANEKDOTEN on their first album "Vemod" showed a King Crimson influence so obviously that some passages sounded like King Crimson rip-offs, however I liked that album a lot, there were very good songwriting and musicianship in there.

On "Nucleus" they still sound a lot like Crimson. It's a much more aggressive and noisy album, most of the songs have a very similar spirit to that of the long improvisations King Crimson used to play on their 70's gigs. One remarkable thing is that you can hear VERY GOOD melodies throughout the album, just listen to the tracks "Harvest" and "Here" and you'll know what I mean. Another highlight is the long intro of the epic "Book of Hours", a menacing slow crescendo indeed.

I can state by listening their two first albums that the trademarks of Anekdoten are, apart from the evident KC influence, their outstanding songwriting and melodies. They showed to be a very promising band at this point, only I hope that they find their own sound later.

Prosciutto | 3/5 |


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