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YESTERDAY IS A FRIEND

Believe

 

Neo-Prog

3.99 | 166 ratings

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apps79
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3 stars The Prog world received more than warmly the new project of Mirek Gil and quickly a second album was among the plans of Believe.Robert Sieradzki still appears as a member of the group with no vocal but only lyrics' contributions, while Adam Milosz now appears as a guest musician, despite playing all the keyboard parts in the new album.Additionally the entitled ''Yesterday is a friend'' was released in 2008 on a new label, the Polish Metal Mind Records.

Gil's inspiration not only seems endless, but with this second work he tries to propose an even more personal sound for Believe.Imagine a more upbeat SATELLITE and a more melodic PORCUPINE TREE and add these lovely violin beats and the typical Polish atmospheres to get a close look to an album, that speaks about the highest values of the human being, such as love, happiness, freedom, truth and faith.So, it's not a surprise that ''Yesterday is a friend'' moves among different emotional states and deep atmospheres, always led by the band's musicianship and depending on each track.But the basic characteristics remain Gil's unmet guitar solos and sometimes sharp riffs, Satomi's unique violin plays, shifting from dreamy tunes to melancholic textures and the deep, background keyboards of Milosz.The album has always a huge sense of melody with very good guitar moves and very sensitive vocal lines by Tomasz Rozycki and easily puts Believe among the finest entries of the Polish Prog scene.Some front keyboard plays and a careful presence of acoustic passages make the style even more charming and diverse.The tracks are accesible, without missing the aim of demanding and proggy arrangements, the production is top notch and the themes are very tight with a nice flow.

The debut of Believe was good, this one is propably even better.Great melodies, great singing, great emotions.Another nice proposal from Poland, strongly recommended...3.5 stars.

apps79 | 3/5 |

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