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After Forever


Progressive Metal

3.35 | 37 ratings

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3 stars After the departure of "Mark Jansen," a new chapter has been done to the band. He along with "Floor Jansen" were the main songwriters. The challenge would be to release an album that lives up to the previous two did, but unfortunately they failed ... It was not for lack of trying. "Bas Maas" joined the band, thus taking away the guitar left by "Mark". A concept album, an immense challenge for a newly structured band. A reduction in coral and a significant increase in the base guitar, abandoning the Gothic vein to something more "metal" had begun. With more elaborate arrangements and many times more cracked, the band has allowed a more focused sound to the "Prog". The album talks about the work above family, abandonment and how it affects the life of a child born in a home without attention, affection ... A novelty was the inclusion of a clear male voice ("Bas Maas") to add to the voices of "Floor Jansen - female soprano vocals" and "Sander Gommans - grunts". The biggest highlight is the "Floor Jansen" that switches the timbre of his voice according to the change of characters. In it I would not see another musician who has been recognized. In "Between Love & Fire" is the encounter of the three vocal highlight of the album. The slow "Eccentric" is a beautiful song but far from the best of the band. Not all tracks have the same quality, pleasing some and it makes very little difference in the end, because if the idea, the concept is very good, otherwise the level of implementation of the idea, we did not have the same result. The musicians seem very simplistic, as if it were not allowed to dare. "Blind Pain" is the track most "Prog" disk. In short the album is interesting to hear because of the proposal even though the result was not so good. Clearly the potential for "Floor Jansen" as a singer, lyricist, composer.

Vobiscum | 3/5 |


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