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3.97 | 125 ratings | 4 reviews | 22% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2013

Songs / Tracks Listing

01. Intro - Das Geheimnis I (4:30)
02. Das Vermächtnis (27:12)
03. Wohin der Wind Dich Trägt (6:24)
04. Frei (5:45)
05. Das Geheimnis II (12:37)

Total Time: 56:28

Line-up / Musicians

Alexander Weyland: Keyboards, Vocals
Tobias Hampl: Guitars
Sebastian Klein: Bass
Jimmy Keegan (Spock's Beard): Drums

Releases information

Monday, September 30, 2013
Label: Progressive Promotion Records

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TRAUMHAUS Das Geheimnis ratings distribution

(125 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(22%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(40%)
Good, but non-essential (31%)
Collectors/fans only (6%)
Poor. Only for completionists (1%)

TRAUMHAUS Das Geheimnis reviews

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Review by kev rowland
5 stars The third album from Traumhaus shows some line-up changes, as only Tobias Hampl (guitars) and Alexander Weyland (vocals, keyboards) are here from the last one. They now have a new member in bassist in Sebastian Klein, along with Stefan Hope who provides additional drum loops alongside guest drummer Jimmy Keegan (Spock's Beard). I have a major issue with these guys, and it has nothing at all to do with the music, but plenty to do with the artwork! Guys, this is what I expect from an atmospheric Black Metal band, not a progressive outfit that has so many melodies and uplifting sounds (alongside plenty of atmosphere, but not nearly as much as is suggested by the artwork). It is actually hard to read the information inside the digipak and associated booklet as it is so dark, and I worry that people may see this in a CD rack and pass it by.

Now that would be a real shame as yet again Traumhaus have managed to produce a quite exceptional album, interesting in all facets as they move through melodies and styles. Jimmy has provide himself to be a real asset here, driving the music with plenty of rolls around the kit when the need arises, or just a gentle tap of a cymbal here and there to provide the necessary accent. This music can be symphonic or simple, piano or swathes or keyboards, gentle background guitar or full on riffs. The more I have heard from these guys, the more I am incredibly impressed by them. Lyrics are all in German, which allows me treat the vocals as just another instrument, and yet again this really works for them, although the Jimmy's drumming has lifted them into a new level.

Look past the cover art, and here is an exciting prog rock band who aren't afraid to throw in a 27 minute long epic, and why not indeed. It doesn't get much better than this, and the more I play it the more I find to enjoy about it.

Review by Windhawk
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4 stars German band TRAUMHAUS has been around in one form or another since the start of the revival of progressive rock in the 90's, releasing their debut album back in 2001 with a second production following in 2008. "Das Geheiminis" is the third studio disc by the band, released through the German label Progressive Promotion Records in the fall of 2013.

"Das Geheimins" is an album that should see Traumhaus gain a lot of recognition. They have crafted an albums worth of symphonic progressive rock that blends details from the old school of this style with a more contemporary oriented variety of it, in a manner that should give the disc a fairly broad appeal amongst fans of progressive rock in general. First and foremost an album that comes with a firm recommendation to those who prefer their progressive rock to be of the symphonic variety obviously, alongside those who tend to enjoy bands commonly described as neo-progressive.

Latest members reviews

4 stars Ouch! What a thunder! What a lightning! I've never heard such a German gem since long. Traumhaus plays a symphonic prog in the way of Anyone's Daughter, Novalis. No less. Traumhaus (i.e. 'the House of Dreams') is a German group that evolved out of a mid 90s outfit called Zweeback. The line up cha ... (read more)

Report this review (#1327436) | Posted by Thierry | Tuesday, December 23, 2014 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Comments based on a purchased download from Amazon. Wow! This album is a great listen. The sound is rich, deep, and full. The instrumentation is superb. The bass is prominent while guest drummer Jimmy K shows again what a high caliber drummer he is. The guitar work is another plus, solos ar ... (read more)

Report this review (#1074358) | Posted by OneOpinion | Saturday, November 9, 2013 | Review Permanlink

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