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ECHOLYN

Echolyn

 

Symphonic Prog

4.11 | 420 ratings

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The Truth
5 stars An absolute return to form for a band who already had great form, in a sense, an absolute masterpiece of progressive music.

Whether you're new or not to Echolyn, this record is right up there in the best of the year category, being quite possibly the best record they've ever released, right up there with the stunning mei and Cowboy Poems Free. An album with tracks that have no obvious weak point, this self-titled album takes the listener on an emotional journey that's even more complex and elaborate than the other trips Echolyn has given its listeners in the past ten years.

Echolyn's brand of music, symphonic awesomeness with no clear cut influences but hints of Kansas and Gentle Giant has always been extremely consistent but this is about the most amazing the band has ever been combining excellent musicianship with excellent song craft. It's easy to see why fellow reviewer, Epignosis likes them because it's right up his alley and his reviews are perhaps the most insightful when it comes to Echolyn, a band he understands completely and loves to death.

It's a record with twists and turns like a roller coaster and it makes your heart sink and rise and do all kinds of things. It's a record any fan of prog can admire because of how many levels of emotion it peels it's way through in its listening.

A five-star prog record in the purest sense, they just don't make them like this anymore.

The Truth | 5/5 |

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