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BREATHING

Paatos

 

Crossover Prog

3.72 | 106 ratings

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Moneypulated
4 stars A FANTASTIC BUNCH OF GREAT PROG RELATED SONGS

After I had listening to this album dozens of times, I must admit that Its music really touches my inner self so deep. Up to the Sublime opener "Gone" to the closing song "Over and Out" I coudn't find any single weak track on it.

On this 4th studio album the band decided to focus more on the songwriting process and the arrangement aspects of the entire project and the result is something really close to perfection in my own opinion. Even if probably there is less room for improvisation in the songs structures rather than it was in their even more proggy debut album "Timeloss", their music still preserves its own melanchonic, haunting, dark tones and the beautiful voice of Petronella is still the perfect element to it!

As I have already said before, There is no one filler track in here but, If I had to choose my favourites, I surely pick the Pink Floyd inspired "Faiding Out", as like the before mentioned opener "Gone", with its great bass-line played by the newest member of the band: Uffs Rockis Ivarsson that seems to be inspired by Geddy Lee of Rush! The mezmerising and Gothic flavoured "Samrtan" with its haunting and mysterious Swedish Lyrics and last but not least the excellent and dynamic "No More Rollercoster" with its great drum patterns but a special mention here goes to the beautiful, haunting guitar solo played by the excellent Peter Nylander on the closing section of the song.

So, in conclusion, I think "Breathing" is the group best musical effort since their debut "Timeloss" in terms of quality of the music and songs, It's beyoud any doubt! 4 Stars and half!

Moneypulated | 4/5 |

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