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4.07 | 269 ratings

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4 stars Man, I'm amazed... I'm not very familiar with Polish music, but after the big hit Riverside albums were, I'm trying to know some more about the music that comes from that country (Poland).

As a 70's Symphonic-Prog die-hard fan, I never thought I would enjoy Riverside, maybe they sounded too cliché at the first time I listened to them, but then, some days after my first listen, I catched myself singing some of their songs, and that's when I noticed they're kinda good, then I gave it another chance, and WOW, all those cliché together actually works, and now I can really enjoy then if I don't expect too much original stuff.

Anyway, when I started looking out for more Polish bands I crossed on some works like Quidam, Collage, Lizard, and I really enjoyed it, but they all sounded too British too me... Not that British bands sound bad, not at all, they're my favorite after all, but I was looking for different music.

Then I found this one-album band, 2 reviews, weird name, but with a beautiful mordern cover, that's what catched my attention, but then I started to read the descriptions, and when I checked the line-up I had a delicious surprise, the name "Mariusz Duda" on the guest musicians part, that made me want to listen to them immediately, since I thought that as sucessful on Riverside as Mariusz was he wouldn't participate in any little project.

After buying the CD I was anxious to listen to it, waiting for something like Riverside, that would be nice to listen untill they release their next album, but no, it wasn't much like it. When I pushed play a beautiful harp mellody started to flow through my room, very clean and relaxing, then after a few second comes the guitar, very Tool like, not too heavy, kinda like it's just preparing the listener's ear to what's yet to come, then an amazing violin starts to fly, everything very unpredictable, it was just that kind of music I was looking for! Then, after a few seconds, Chaos explodes! But a beautiful and organized kind of chaos, with violins and harps together as if they were one, contrasting to the heavy guitar riffs and the drum work (very good by the way), it all goes on in almost a hypnotizing way, that keeps the listener's butt glued to the chair and the heart dancing, some time later comes what I was expecting for in the first time, Duda's voice, and man... It's even more beautiful than in Riverside, very beautiful, almost as if he was just playing with his voice. Then again it explodes! Everything becomes chaos, even the vocals start to get dirty, at this time my eyes were already shining, I don't know how to perfect express it with words, you just have to listen for yourself.

On some parts it reminds me very much of Anathema's Judgement, and even some Devin Townsend works, but never too likely, it's a very different and original kind of music, and that's why I think it's an excellexnt addition to any prog music collection, It's not a 5 star album, but Damn! It's a debut... From a Poland band! Anyway, to me it's still better and much more interesting than any Riverside album.

If you're tired of bands that copy each others style, just give this abum some time and you'll realize how good they are, and how delicious their music can be.

Razorhanny | 4/5 |


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