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IMPOSSIBLE LANDSCAPE

Children of Nova

 

Neo-Prog

3.75 | 40 ratings

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Wolfhound
4 stars I fell in love with this group in the space of one day as I really enjoy intelligent, dynamic and energetic melodic rock/metal with progressive tones and this is it. After hearing the first CoN EP, The Complexity of Light I hunted this one down on bandcamp.com. I had read that the second album was somewhat different from the first and I half disagree with this. The music does not really sound different across the albums, I think it is more that the songs on Impossible Landscapes are on average shorter than the songs on TCoL but there are more of them. Most of the songs on TCoL are 5+ minutes long and none are under 4 minutes while all but one of the songs on Impossible Landscape are 4 minutes or less and only one song clocking in at over 6 minutes in length.

Overall the music on Impossible Landscapes is just as good as TCoL. The musicianship is tight and the instruments work well together to create great rhythms and great melodies. The guitarwork in particular is really good, the The vocals are really great and the singer has a great voice that is as versatile and dynamic as the instruments. The vocalist can really pull of some Freddie Mercury level range. There really isn't any song on this album I don't like, I just wish they were longer. This album sounds like it was made to be the slightest bit more radio friendly compared to the fist album, but it deserves to be on modern rock radio.

This group is definitely incorrectly categorized here on the Prog Archives, they are not Neo-Porg by any stretch of the imagination. There are elements of progressive metal/rock, post rock and math rock here, but at most this is Crossover Prog or Prog Related.

Wolfhound | 4/5 |

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