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3.87 | 142 ratings

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4 stars Quote from : "Paatos was formed in August 2000. Stefan Dimle, Huxflux Nettermalm, Johan Wallén and Paatos' former guitarist Reine Fiske, were engaged to play a concert with Swedish folk rock singer Turid which resulted in a great wish to continue and work towards something more permanent. Paatos was thus born, at this point only as an instrumental band. After a few gigs Paatos was joined on vocals by Petronella Nettermalm."

This debut CD from the Swedish prog-rock band is stunning. Instruments are played very well and female singer Petronella Nettermalm has a nice voice giving PAATOS its very distinct sound. I basically like all tracks, but "Téa" is my favourite track. All lyrics are in English, except on the track "Téa" which is sung in Swedish. (I suppose Téa is the name of Petronella's and/or Huxflux Nettermalm's daughter).

Not only the song "Téa" was inspired by one of PAATOS' children. Also the song "They are Beautiful" goes out to their children and you actually can hear the children of Petronella and Stefan Dimle (bass player) playing on the background. Very nice track as well! My only comment on this album would be that the track "Quits" is too long. A nice fade-out after 9 minutes or so would have done the track good. Instead PAATOS chose to make a lot of noises played by saxophone, trumpet and trombone in those last 3 minutes of the track. I just would have wished that "Quits" could have quit a bit sooner.

Still a very nice and mellow album which I think deserves around 4 stars.

evenless | 4/5 |


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