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Runaway Totem



3.25 | 18 ratings

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3 stars My second dive into this band. Well, it is actually my third. I have been listening to their brand new album through our progstreaming website though. So it is about time to take a listen to their back catalogue again.

Zed is their second album. Trimesto, their first album did not impress me. But Zed is a step in the right direction. Zed is a two songs album. Each of them clocks up over twenty minutes each.

The first song, the title track Zed is at times very impressive over several themes. It includes two majestic parts, some fusion/jazz, a bit symphonic prog and some zeuhl. The final two minutes is brilliant. My overall impression is very good.

The second song Mnar is much harder with a lot more zeuhl, a lot of progressive metal and some eclectic prog too. I also like this song alot.

Sound wise, Runaway Totem has expanded to a much more orchestral sound. There are both male and female vocals here. What is kind of missing is zeuhl. Yes, the bottom line is zeuhl. But zeuhl is not what I will remember this album for. An album I really like. It is not a great album, though. But it is very close to being that. This album is also a free download from Runaway Totem's website. If you are new to zeuhl, grab this album and discover a band which really deserve some more recognition.

3.75 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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