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RACO

Crisálida

 

Neo-Prog

2.91 | 19 ratings

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Gatot
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2 stars The second album of Crisalida from Chile is not as strong as its debut which was released three years before this one. I was impressed with the debut album but not with this one, even though it's not a bad album at all. The band is actually not a pure neo prog band as there are many influences from progressive metal scene especially through the frequent use of heavy riffs. The opening track "Deficit Global" demonstrates that its music is more towards progressive metal than neo-prog, The female vocal voice sounds powerful on this opening track. The second track "Indigo" starts mellow in blues influence style and it has some good variations throughout the span of the track, including soft piano solo. Actually this track should not be positioned as second track because the opening track is quite energetic in style.

The third track "Mi Libertad" brings the music back into more energetic style even though it's not quite successful on that. "Corporatocracy" continues the style of previous track with some heavy riffs. There is very little variation offered by this song and it tends to be boring as there are many repeat riffs with no innovation to make better composition. "Desterra" sounds nice but the music is quite empty. The other two concluding tracks "Raco I Intro" and "Raco II Viento Del Sur" fail to elevate the music back into energy. The overall album sounds boring to my ears.

This is for collector only - those who really loyal to Crisalida. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 2/5 |

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