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3.97 | 562 ratings

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5 stars Sure this is one my favourite release in 2011. This band keeps on satisfying me with each new release of elegant and blissful assortment of songs.

Again, the musicianship is superb and really balanced, though really the guitar and voice textures get the richest heights.

The Platform opens the album with an intricate guitar work and very solid rhythm section, in the sort of heavy prog so dynamic and intrincate as this band is used to.

With the epic And The Stone Said: If I Could Speak the band delivers its arsenal of influences and songwriting mastery, with a delightful vocal and lyrical performance, 15 minutes of never boring shifts and melodies, so warm and meaningful.

Tightrope balance the epic vibe of the previous track with a softer and mellower interplay, though at the middle it gets really tricky and gets wonderfully dinamyc with great rhythm and melodical hooks. Really great choice to put this theme in this place of the album!

Green Waves is another highlight for me, being this the heaviest piece along with the opener track. This one has some kind of somber and sinister atmosphere, with the really haunting and grunty vocals. The instrumental sections are superb balanced but has a good bunch of brilliant crunchy guitar riffs. The chorus part is awesome. Outside/Inside gives the listener some fresh air with a classical piano pieces as Akakabotu is reached. This one is another example of the band's versatility. Some jazzy feel is included in this organ driven song, full of marvellous sax soloing and wonderful songwriting.

This passionate effort ends with my favourite song, Without Saying Anything. Its killer guitar riff sorround by piano arpeggios sounds as main tone in my phone since the very first time I listened to it. I find this song as a magical thing, the songwriting is superb and the chorus and main riff gives me the chills.

This album is never broing, it flows and shines so well, so exciting that I can't give it no less than 5 stars.

migue091 | 5/5 |


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