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Gordian Knot


Experimental/Post Metal

3.92 | 151 ratings

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4 stars Opening the Gordian Knot ...

Not a typical subgenre album from this project which Sean Malone has initiated. You can enjoy a very good melange of Fusion, KING CRIMSON Art Rock and a little bit Prog Metal. The release is completely instrumental and keyboards are used sparingly, mainly for serving tabla samples and other oriental rhythmic elements. All songs are well composed. The whole album is mature and there is to state a lot of know-how and experience coming together.

Code/Anticode deserves to be the masterpiece of the album. This is a fantastic fusion based song with crazy keyboard patterns and other surprises. Reflections starts more metal and progresses with a brilliant mix of different guitar styles. Megrez is a wonderful relaxed 4-minute-piece dominated only by a stick and three guitars. Regularity works fine as another dynamic fusion track with an oriental inspired slowtempo interlude. Srikara Tal was produced with the support of John Myung - a mystic groover with jam character - top-notch!.

The songs I mentioned are my highlights but as I told before - the whole album is worth to be recommended.

Rivertree | 4/5 |


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