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POSTHUMOUS SILENCE

Sylvan

 

Neo-Prog

4.15 | 336 ratings

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erik neuteboom
Prog Reviewer
3 stars I didn't know this band though this new CD is their fifth, "shame on me"! So unfortunately I cannot compare Posthumous Silence to the previous releases by Sylvan.

Well, after a first listening session I was impressed. Sylvan manages to create a rather own sound, scouting the borders between progressive pop and neo- progressive rock. The vocals by Marco Gluhmann are a good point in Sylvian their music, his voice has a wide range and lots of emotion. At some moments a bit theatrical but this doesn't disturb me at all. The new album contains fifteen compositions, the running time is at about 70 minutes. The atmosphere in the songs is very varied: between dreamy and bombastic with sensational synthesizer runs, expressive vocals and fiery electric guitar in In Chains, a wonderful 'on-cloud-number-nine' guitar solo in Pane Of Truth, a great build-up from acoustic piano to a bombastic finale with sensitive electric guitar and lush keyboards in The Colors Changed, many shifting moods with sparkling piano and a spectacular build-up synthesizer solo in Questions, an ominous climate with agressive vocals and heavy guitar riffs in The Last Embrace and a splendid, very compelling atmosphere with howling electric guitar runs in the captivating titletrack.

I AM SURE THIS ALBUM WILL PLEASE MANY NEO-PROGHEADS!

erik neuteboom | 3/5 |

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