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CHRIST 0

Vanden Plas

 

Progressive Metal

3.99 | 183 ratings

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ValhallFR
4 stars AWESOME! I waited a long time for this record, but let me tell you it was worth the while!

In fact, since The God Thing, few albums were able to make me shiver like this one (these few being stuff like Riverside's Second Life Syndrome, Circus Maximus' The First Chapter, Beyond Twilight's FTLOATTM, etc.)...

I won't review the album one track after the other, primarily because it's (obviously) a concept, and also because it's still stuck in my head as a whole (god? ^^) thing, not as a succession of songs.

Ethereal, sometimes heavy, mainly imbued with pure poetry (both lyrically and musically), Christ O demonstrates in a incredible way the unique talent of Vanden Plas. That's all I'm gonna say, and I think that's all you gonna need before trying this hell-of-a-record ^^

You like Vanden Plas? Buy it. You don't know the band? Could be the best introduction to it...

Forget the 5 stars-rating, for I won't be overreacting here: Christ O never generated the same enthousiasm in me as bands such as Dream Theater or Shadow Gallery (lately, let's mention Circus Maximus, Venturia, Spheric Universe Experience...), but anyway they're incredibly talented people, with an obvious gift for adding true emotions and mood to some beautiful compositions. And Christ O is by far one of the 10 best records I heard this year (but hey, it's barely August yet, huh ^^).

4/5 : excellent addition to any prog music collection (and, let me add: to any good music collection).

ValhallFR | 4/5 |

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