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POSTHUMOUS SILENCE

Sylvan

 

Neo-Prog

4.16 | 318 ratings

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voliveira
4 stars 7/10

Neo-prog, hard rock and lots of melancholy. Sylvian gives us a beautiful, but inconsistent album neo-prog rock, titled Posthumous Silence.

And this is an album quite different from other sub-genre of so much criticism. The sound of this German band is very emotional, melodic, heavy and a bit sad. There are similarities with those "clones" of Genesis (which saturate and damage the neo-prog), even though at times I get the feeling that I've heard that passage somewhere ... just do not know where (Marillion Hoghart era, could it be?).

As a whole, the album is not perfect. There are some forgettable moments and weak, but this is offset by a handful of strong songs that represent the various facets of the album. Some of them are In Chains, Pane of Truth, Forgotten Virtue, Questions and Answers to Life. However it is best left for last: the title track (which I heard here on the site and made me awaken curiosity for this album) is one of only 5 minutes epic that sums up all the features of the album at the same time that the ends with praise. Great song!

4 stars for Posthumous Silence. Probably one of the best neo-prog album I've heard.

voliveira | 4/5 |

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