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4.00 | 69 ratings

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5 stars Well, to say that this double cd is my #1 release from 2009 is saying a lot, considering I am a huge IQ fan and they released an album this year also.

This album is a big step up from their debut release "Prognocircus" 6 years earlier, which is pretty good itself. It is certainly not easy coming up with almost 2 hours of fresh neo-prog in a concept album, but the band has really hit a home run with "Waken the Nightmare". The compositions and musicianship are top notch, with no filler tracks at all.

The first cd features 9 distinct tracks. Most of these tracks mix in the heavier guitars along with the prominent keyboards and strong bass lines. The second cd is less heavy and includes two great epics to close the album. There are so many great melodies on both cd's that interest is kept up throughout the entire 2 cd experience.

I must also add that good vocals are very important on a great neo-prog album, and the singer here, Kurt Stwrtetschka, has an excellent voice, always on key, although somewhat softer, which actually goes very well with the music.

5 stars all the way.

emperorken | 5/5 |


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