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AS WE KNOW IT

Hemina

 

Progressive Metal

3.76 | 19 ratings

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Epignosis
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Eclectic Prog Team
4 stars Following a brisk atmospheric opening with thick, surprising vocal harmonies, one may expect a progressive metal onslaught, but this doesn't happen outright, as the band teases with a bright acoustic passage first. The band relies on a charging rhythm section, dual electric guitars, and a typical synthesizer lead. The proper metal music, particularly the vocals, makes me think of Blue Oyster Cult if they were a progressive metal band. The bass guitarist makes her presence known- I love the tone and the performance. The dual lead guitar is satisfying, as are all the guitars. The male vocalist reminds me of Incubus. The third song is acoustic and almost Enchant-like, as the vocalist is similar to Ted Leonard. The fourth is a more typical progressive metal song, but nonetheless engaging. The lead guitar playing is extremely tasteful, not indulgent, but not boring either, and once again, knowledgeable about dual lead in an impressive way. The last piece is a Neo-prog lullaby. Frankly, this is a dynamic and eclectic progressive metal EP that is extremely well-crafted; I like this as well as Dream Theater, for what it's worth.
Epignosis | 4/5 |

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