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THE FALL OF BLISS

Methexis

 

Crossover Prog

3.63 | 45 ratings

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voliveira
4 stars 8/10

Listening to an album like this, whose musical sound is refreshing and new, highly rewarding! I had never heard any music coming from Greece, but Methexis was a pleasant surprise for me. Thanks, Nikitas Kissonas, for giving me the opportunity to review a good old prog!

I say "old" because the main influence for this album sound comes from the golden age of prog, the 70's. The album is classified as a crossover prog, but I'd say it leans more to the eclectic, due to its multiple influences - not make derivative in no time. Good to know that Kissonas performs most of the instruments here, except for the drums (which is the position of Nikos Miras), the fourth piano and band. And on the album cover? A highlight of the party as well as the designs of the artwork, all made by Dimitra Papadimitriou.

It is difficult to define favorite tracks here, because all are equally capable of captivating the listener. There are always moments that surprise me, especially in the use of keyboards, as noted in the fourth track, Lines on the Bust, which is beautiful - a stunning vocal performance and extensive use of the piano. Besides vocal harmonies and organ Poetic Mirrors Wound Heroes (I think I can say that this is my favorite song, in a way). How not to be touched by the beautiful acoustic intro of the epic that gives name to the album? (Anthony Phillips, are you? Hahaha). And the guitar solo in the last song? Incredible. And those are just some of the many attractions that The Fall of Bliss features.

4 stars! A brilliant album, accessible to all tastes, diverse and rewarding to hear. Long live Methexis!

voliveira | 4/5 |

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