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Sonic Pulsar


Crossover Prog

3.03 | 17 ratings

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3 stars Perhaps the progressive metal section'd be more appropriate?

This really rocks all the way, all the time. There's not much rest on this record; the band's really pouring it's heart out to impress the listener. Was I impressed? Hmm, I'd say by moments I was stunned by the amount of stuff they actually crammed in the record. There's sooo much stuff to digest, were to begin?

First, this is truly a prog metal album, in the Ayreon way. Which means big guitar chords, big voices and big space-travelling keyboards. Despite the ressemblance with Star One and other such, Sonic Pulsar is really living it's name: the concept of space travelling and cosmos exploration is well fulfilled. We could even state some Star Trek influences on the narration/ computer voice, welcoming you many times. On some tracks, the feeling is different...there's actually some good pop moments in the end. And boy oh boy, they didn't hide their influences; this sounds like, hold on tight: Depeche Mode! Yes, I couldn't hide a smile either. The voice, the beat box, the keyboards and the choruses are truly a spin-off from the Violator album. Hey, who knows? Maybe progressive pop's the future? Tee hee.

Overall, this album didn't made noise in 2005. The Portugese trio didn't reached out too much people at first, but I'm sure that word-to-mouth will make this record get a better crowd. Despite the thickness of the record (changing pace, obscur melodies, the amount of everything) it's an album were you hear the apply they've given from start to finish. From Ayreon to Dream Theater by Rush and finally Depeche Mode, you will find something interesting there, for sure!

An ambitious record from a rigorous band that obviously wants to be part of the greats.

Menswear | 3/5 |


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