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DESTINY OF A DREAM

Xang

 

Crossover Prog

3.76 | 22 ratings

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The Prognaut
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4 stars "... The future that can be predicted is of little importance. What really matters is what is really desired out of ones life. Every wish is already within yourself, it only requires strength of will to reach your aims. We all have a destiny that cannot be evaded, we sometimes believe that we have escaped it but fatality has a way of finding you. Everyone is free to call life and all its tribulations as you want. For myself I have named it XANG." That's the way this extraordinary French band introduces its first production: "Destiny of a Dream", an impressive instrumental work of exceptional quality and freshness.

The first track - "The Revelation", introduces musically and lyrically in such a way, that your musical appetite is immediately stimulated. With a very distinctive progressive seal, the XANG sound has among its main attributes, an impressive guitar, sometimes virtuous, sometimes very deep and sensible, the solid keyboards recreate electrifying and very pleasant atmospheres.

Constant changes in the rhythm and tempo are present all along the album, "Destiny of a Dream" is a well balanced work, not only if you think in each song individually, but also if you consider the whole album. "Bitterness" (Track 6) with a very hypnotic rhythm, is an example of all this virtues. From then on, the album reaches its climax, together with "The Choice" and "The Light", they offer 32 enjoyable minutes of music at its highest level.

It's not my intention to define XANG in terms of other bands, that most likely lead me to a bad approximation. XANG is a beautiful sound built around its magnificent guitar, in a very intelligent manner, because it leaves plenty of space for the rest of the instruments, there are many parts in which the keyboards and the rhythm base simply shine.

It's worth mentioning the quality of the recording and the artwork, simple but well selected images in black and white that fit perfectly with the whole message the band is trying to convey. If you have the chance to have the CD, don't even hesitate.

The Prognaut | 4/5 |

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