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4.09 | 812 ratings

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5 stars Expected sophomore perfection

The sophomore Haken's work is as I said expected perfection, because of the debut, of course. The professionalism stream from Visions! It's much more flexible album than the debut in terms of subgenres use, musicianship and especially songwriting. The musicianship is just... indescribable... full of progressions and developing the album main's idea... heavy riffs are one of the fundamental expressions into the album. The experimentation is quite lesser, than on Aquarius and the sound is absolutely confident. There are some genuine keyboards electronic ideas.

What to say about the strange choice of type of the band's line-up? Six members with one regular keyboard player and one regular guitar player, and a band leader - Richard Henshall - with keyboard/guitar performance - just amazing, wonderful... That specifies and determines the album altogether, as a unity. The vocals made by Ross Jennings are so gentle and exciting - magnificent. Visions, as Aquarius is still heavy prog album with prog metal influences, but here you can find strong jazz fusion, psychedelic and symphonic influences.

The execution and production of the album are superb. The logical links between the themes are completed in exceptional manner. Some of the ideas are very dark and heavy, but others - agant-garde and boundless. The structure of Visions is precise, catchy and full of surprises and great moments. As a conclusion: masterpiece, highly recommended for all prog fans, that will stands the test of time!

poslednijat_colobar | 5/5 |


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