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3.43 | 28 ratings

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4 stars Elfonia, one of thelatest mexican bands of progressive rock, this is their second album, with a mix of some metal and folkish , and some classic things.

Elfonia has one of the most beautiful voices nowadays, well, in Mexico of course is the most beautiful voice, Marcela Bovio, you maybe know her because of Stream of Passion, and he was "The Wife " in The Human Equation, her voice is one of the most important "parts" of the ban, also the musicians are great, Alejandro Millan, also in Stream of Passion makes the most of the music, lyrics were done by Marcela, but i have to mention the other guys because they are part important of this project, Pablo Gonzalez is the bassist, always consistent, good lines in some moments, Javier Garagarza, another excellent drummer for my country and Roberto Quintanilla , the guitarist, great work, the music of Traveling and Camaleon were done by him.

The first song, or the last?, well the first song is called IV, it is a short but beatiful introduction for the album, Marcela`s voice sounding like an angel, with ambient environment, excellent introduction i mean. Here , one of the details is that, they , or she decided to make lyrics in both languages, english and spanish, in both her voice sounds great, in some passages she plays Violin too, Soundscapes is the first song in english, is pretty good, guitar and piano work are great.

Some of their songs are very soft, suddenly with a stronger sound, i think the songs were done very well, but in some cases like Desaciertos, i found that song a bit boering. Camaleon is a very special song, because here that monster named Arjen Luccassen appears doing of course guitar solo, it doesnt sound like Ayreon, maybe a bit of Stream of Passion, but Camaleon is a very nice and heavy song, is very special, maybe it could be the favorite song of you. The last tree songs were called I, II and III, thats why i said if the first song was really tha last.

Im very happy with this album, to be honest i change my mind the last time i listened to it, because i thought to give it only 3 stars because is good, but now it is envolving me, more and more, and i think it wcould be a great addition for any prog fan.

memowakeman | 4/5 |


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