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Helmet of Gnats


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.85 | 60 ratings

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4 stars Finaly, their last release to date this time with a proper album title named High street, released after another 6 long years in waiting for new music from this fantastic band, I had high expectation from this one and for sure not diseppoints at all. Issued in 2010 at same Ambient Records in digipack format is another one of those progressive/ jazz fusion album that are instant catchy. Featuring only 4 pieces, long ones, one of the them clocking around 30 min, like an epic, this release is no less then a truly blast in this field. The sound remind me of those '70's bands emulated big time in that period, fans of Brand X, Holdsworth later one must check this band because worth every second. Fresh arrangements, stellar interludes between guitar and keyboards, each piec is a truly jam. I prefer the second track of the album Tin Whiskers, some impressive passages and musicianship here, definetly my fav piece together with the enormous and fascinating ending tune High street. Little better in my view then predecesor, who was aswell a great album, is not an easy task to come again with something special. Well, Hemet of Gnats did it again, big time, even are only 4 pieces, the listner is every second conected with the album, remaing in the end to say, wow what a special and dynamic abum I've just listen to, in my case was exactly like that. Very complex music with lot to offer, like previous 2 albums, energic moemnts combined with more mellower ones, each time the music is captivating and full of unexpected turns. I can only recommend this band highly and all 3 albums released by the band, is one of the better band of this filed that needs suport as much as every one can give, they are special and is clear in each album. 4 stars again, excellent stuff.
b_olariu | 4/5 |


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