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THE ART OF NAVIGATING BY THE STARS

Sieges Even

 

Progressive Metal

4.18 | 289 ratings

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sv_godspeed
4 stars beautifully done! Sieges Even nails it right here...even though this was the first SE album i heard (after seeing the superlative ratings and reviews on this site).

Arno Menses works terrific for this sound...and i think he makes the difference on this album. SE have always been quite strong instrumentally but i personally could not ignore the horrible singing to get into their songs which is a shame because some of their earlier stuff could have been so much better with someone like Menses at the mike.

this album has some great compositions - melodic, frantic, upbeat, dreamy and melancholic at different times, i can see why its so highly rated by many.

stand out songs: The Lonely Views of Condors, Stigmata, To the Ones Who Have Failed and Styx. The Weight (plus the title-track intro) pulls its "weight" as does Unbreakable.

the only slightly out-of-place song for me is Blue Wide Open - its quite nice and pleasant but i dont see how it fits into everything around it. it feels made-up. that, and the (slight) similarity across all the songs (even though its supposed to be linked by a concept/ theme) is what keeps this from being a 5-rater

sv_godspeed | 4/5 |

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