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LOVE REMAINS THE SAME

Von Hertzen Brothers

 

Crossover Prog

4.22 | 123 ratings

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voliveira
5 stars 9.5/10

Today is my birthday, and honestly see this as a gift. It's been a while since I've been trying to get this album after hearing the fantastic Somewhere In The Middle on the site, and now I had my chance I can say that I was not disappointed! Hands down one of the best albums of recent times!

Von Hertzen Brothers has been at the fine line between a style of progressive rock music accessible and more complex, and Love Remains the Same is no different. According to the listeners of previous albums this album is no different in terms of style and composition, but somehow it sounds as if the band was at its best. Although this is my first experience with HBV is sufficient to form a concise overview of what they have to offer and motivates me to learn more of his work!

The album itself sums up the spirit Crossover: a perfect fusion of rock art (popular music) with progressive rock. The songs offer different levels of accessibility and complexity: Faded Photographs is a very short song way, while the opening Bring Out the Sun (So Alive) is a grand epic that begins softly, but slowly builds up until it explodes with powerful vocals. It is difficult to describe it in its essence, since it passes through several other times and is the absolute highlight of the album. But beware: no song is off the record harvest.

The music reflects many influences, this album will find many references to both the great bands of the past - such as Pink Floyd (especially in Somewhere In The Middle) or Yes (in the middle section of Spanish 411, which reminds me of the atmospheric Tales From Topographic Oceans) - to bands like alternative rock and progressive rock of the new century. Since the band members deserve praise for their great skills. I really have a I really have a crush on vocal harmonies , and Von Hertzen Brothers did not disappoint in that direction! For me the highlights beyond the voices are well-crafted guitar and keyboard atmospheric and poignant.

In short, all I can say is that Von Hertzen Brothers won a new fan. 5 stars!

voliveira | 5/5 |

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