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5 stars "Soundtrack" is the greatest progressive instrumental album which i ever heard since LTE and Planet X (Moonbabies)...

This album contains 4 titles (Freak Circus, Sacre, Game Over & Origin), with 2 long pieces Sacre (19:48) and Orgine (21:30) (separated in several parts) with an orchestration like Symphony X and touch of musics inspired by films. It is clean, beautiful, technical and melodic.

A great great thanks to this group who deserves to enter the circle of the big !!

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Posted Sunday, October 21, 2007 | Review Permalink
5 stars To make a successful instrumental album, it will need to have great musicianship throughout. Soundtrack is one of the best and most complex progressive albums I have ever heard, and it certainly qualifies as a masterpiece. And yes, this group is good enough to be mentioned with the super group known as Liquid Tension Experiment. It is a fantastic effort by the entire band.

There are just so many good things about this album. Throughout the album you will hear many complex and interesting melodies, and sudden transitions into either guitar, keyboard, or bass solos (or a combination between the three). And it will slow down once in a while with Orchestral melodies similar to Symphony X's The Odyssey. Not one member stands out alone, because each player plays in sync with the other (which is very similar to most of Dream Theater's instrumental sections). This is just awesome from start to finish.

I suggest anyone who is a fan of Liquid Tension Experiment, Dream Theater, Shadow Gallery, or Symphony X to check out this album. Trust me, you will be impressed.

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Posted Saturday, November 8, 2008 | Review Permalink
3 stars Second album of Parallaxe from 2007 named Soundtrack is in same direction as previous one, same instrumental progressive metal meets jazz fusion parts, the result is ok, the musicianship is great, but again something is lacking in overall sound. Complicated passages, with twists and turns, good druming, top notch guitar playing, and that's it. The album is divided in 3 parts, opening track being first, and then to long tracks, the second Sacre being hte best, 20 minutes of pure bliss, sometimes thay are great in arrangements, sometimes are only ok. This is as good as their first opus, no better no worse. 3 stars again, maybe 3.5 in places. Both albums worth to be investigated , being in same cathegory as LTE or Planet X, but I prefere these two bands more then Parallaxe.
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