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THE VOID

Beardfish

 

Eclectic Prog

3.86 | 288 ratings

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GorillaMunch
5 stars One of the best albums I have ever listened too.

I bought this album knowing nothing about the band was automatically blown away. The intro is amazing in its self and sets a great theme. 5/5

The first song Voluntary Slavery. Its pretty heavy but you can hear the prog. Really good jam I guess you could say. The vocals are mostly clean and I don't mind when they get a little heavy. The first verse really caught my eye. I love the lyrics here. 5/5

The second song, Turn To Gravel, continues with the same style. Great bass. An excellent second song. The chorus here is my favorite part. 5/5

The third song is They Whisper. This was once my favorite song but after many listens, I view all the songs as being equal. The pace slows down a little and loses the heavy approach. The vocals are again stunning. Lyrics are pretty good as well. 5/5

On This Matter Of Mine, the heaviness returns. excellent guitar here and the drumming keeps right up. About half way it changes pace and goes into some really good lyrics and slower playing. The song then picks up again before fading out. 5/5

And now that we are really into the album, the songs change a little. I've noticed this on alot of concept albums, where the sound changes around half way. Seventeen Again is a piano driven instrumental. It then transitions into guitar and keyboards. It sounds almost quirky compared to the seriousness of the other songs. However it does not seem out of place. 4.5/5

Ludvig & Sverker follows next with a similar pace. Not so heavy but an amazing song. Again the lyrics strike home and blow my mind. 5/5

The next song is He Already Lives In You. I just couldn't get into this song. Others may enjoy it as it is a good song, I just don't care for it. 3/5

The Note picks right back up though continuing the softer approach. Another amazing song with great lyrics. The key boards are really good and the guitar plays right along.

Where The Lights Are Low is more of a conclusion then a grand finale but it is still great. The ending guitar solo brings the album to a close and seals the book as a masterpiece album. 4/5

In the end it is an amazing album with many different sounds and striking lyrics. And where one song isn't as great as another, the amount of good songs make up for a small lapse. Truly one of the best albums of 2012 and I look forward to this band's future.

GorillaMunch | 5/5 |

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