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TERMINAL BREATH

Violet District

 

Neo-Prog

3.00 | 21 ratings

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Trotsky
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1 stars As far as I know, this is the only Violet District album out there (there's a remastered version with live tracks too) and I think that's a good thing. Released in 1992, Terminal Breath offers a strange European neo-prog/metal-lite hybrid with the faintest of progressive touches ... that's right, like The Scorpions would if they had a good synth player!

Together We Fall, Anguishes Of A Scoundrel, Homage To The Irretrievably Lost and the epic closer Down And Away are among the better songs here but even they suffer from a poor choice of sounds, while a majority of cuts just remind me of bad 80s metal. Seriously there's one track here called The Age that's so much like lightweight 80s pop/rock, it's unbelievable.

I can't see why anybody would want to waste their time with these laughable fellows when there are so many better bands out there ... Europe and Bon Jovi for starters! Guitarist Karlheinz Wallner and bassist Chris Postl eventually resurfaced in RPWL, which is one reason people tend to investigate Violet District. I suggest they don't. Listening to this album I really felt like someone was trying to pull my leg ... except I never got the joke! ... 16% on the MPV scale

Trotsky | 1/5 |

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