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THE FORM OF THE GOOD

Deluge Grander

 

Symphonic Prog

3.80 | 89 ratings

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pfloyd
5 stars Dan Briton does it again.

Deluge Grander's second effort "Form of the good" is a brilliant and unique symphonic prog album. I would consider it slightly better than "August In the Urals." The songs seem to vary more with myriads of interesting subtle moments that prog fans love. The style has become more jazzy and avant garde giving it a bit more "flavor" while still keeping what we loved about the first album. Also, the production is much better quality. Basically, the band is just all around better. It is an album you have to be in a certain mood for though, as it is very heavy. You will probably want to take a nap, or rest your ears with some slow jazz after finishing this album.

"Before The common Era" is a great opening track that setups the rest of the album perfectly. An atmospheric piece with some awesome violin to complement the other instruments. "The Tree Factory" is the first epic of the album. There are just so many things happening in this song its hard to wrap your head around it, in a good way. It will take many listens to discover all the details hidden in layers of complexities. "Common Era Caveman" seems like it could be part of the previous song as they are very similar and equally as good, this one is just shorter. Admittedly, they are pretty much the same. "Aggrandizement" is the longest track on the album and features even more diverse elements than "Tree Factory." It is a very chaotic piece that goes through many ups and downs. My personal favorite track. "The Form of the good" Is a bit different from the other tracks. Its somewhat more simple, and ends the album very comfortably.

An improvement over the last album in nearly every way. Despite the lack of vocals, this an essential album, though I am hesitant to label it as a "Masterpiece" (but I have no doubt Deluge Grander is capable of one) . Epic, atmospheric songs with fantastic musicianship and lots of intricate compositions/melodies that flow well into each other. Its a very "meaty" album with no lazy filler songs. Every time i listen to this I discover something new. Compelling from start to finish.

4.5 stars.

pfloyd | 5/5 |

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