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3.65 | 16 ratings

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3 stars I have heard about this band before, but never really been interested before I got a promo copy of this album which will see the light of day in three weeks time.

Listed as a prog metal band, Vangough has as much respect for the highway code as bankrobbers has during a bankrobbery. In short, their music is not confined within the prog metal genre. For some reasons, their new album reminds me about Muse in their vocals, symphonic approach and sound. Yes, there are still tonnes of metal in the sound and Dream Theater is a good reference. But Vangough is mostly branching out into landscapes previously/present occupied by the likes of Manic Street Preachers, Muse and Shadow Circus. In other words, theatrical and symphonic rock inspired prog metal.

The sound is OK and so is the music here. I have to admit it does not really hit me at home. Vangough is very artistic as in pretentious. But there are some good melodies inbetween this overly touchy feel me music here. I am sure this album will be lapped up by the new generations of prog heads. This is by no means a bad album. But I do not connect with most of it although I admit this band is one to watch during the next decade. They may be the new big thing in the scene. And frankly, that would not be a bad thing.

A good album, it is. But it fails to move me.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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