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THE JOURNEY

Khallice

Progressive Metal


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2.82 | 13 ratings | 5 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2003

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Loneliness
2. I've lost my faith
3. Spiritual jewel
4. Wrong words
5. Thunderstorm
6. Vampire
7. Turn the page
8. Prophecy
9. The journey
10. Madman lullaby

Line-up / Musicians

- Marcelo Barbosa / guitar
- Alírio Netto / vocals
- Michel Marciano / bass
- Cezar Zolhof / drums
- Bruno Wambier / keyboards
- Renato Gomes / keyboards

Releases information

CD Hellion Records
CD Magna Carta 2007 (worldwide rerelease, Madman Lullaby replaced with bonus track "Stuck")

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KHALLICE The Journey ratings distribution


2.82
(13 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
0%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(62%)
62%
Good, but non-essential (23%)
23%
Collectors/fans only (8%)
8%
Poor. Only for completionists (8%)
8%

KHALLICE The Journey reviews


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Review by Windhawk
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars Flawed but promising.

Brazilian band Khallice do know their Dream Theater, especially the early releases. They know their hair metal, Maiden and Rush as well. And likes insert small fusiony bits in the music here and there.

Unfortunately, they also like to explore lots and lots and lots of small musical segments in each song. So as you''re humming along to the cool heavy guitar riff overlayed with epic synths, or the gentle mood of the melancholic acoustic guitar with the fragile synths adding atmosphere, all too sudden the song takes a left turn into something completely different.

Again, again, and again.

Good musicians with good ideas here and there. Lots of talent overall, but with a clear developing potential when it comes to songwriting.

Review by Menswear
PROG REVIEWER
2 stars Magna Carta Madness!

Oh all those albums I couldn't afford are now available with the now popular Internets and their world wide webs hoots. You have to pay respect to a person wanting to sound like Rush or Dream Theater. I mean, the time invested and the level of practice are astronomical and could cause a divorce if you're a family man. If you have kids, carry a picture of them because you might not recognize them after all that practice.

Just kidding. Oh it's good to have humor! Especially when listening to that steamy pile of...er...music. Laughing while listening to an album is never good, never. I actually laughed (or cringed, depending) at a few places while playing this record. The instrumentation is fine and the songs kinda make sense; these guys listened to a freakin' lot of Dream Theater. I mean a lot. And frankly, I would be happy to be able to play with such speed, especially in the keyboard department. It's probably their biggest strenght: there is a couple of awesome keyboard licks spread through the (painful) journey they offer us.

The singer made me grind my teeth in almost every song, he's just not cut for it. If you're not capable of imitating Labrie, sing at home and pretend you are. We are not in your home to listen so, it's okay. But doing it for the world to enjoy is taking a big chance at being laughed at. Despite all this, some moments are not so pumped from Rush or DT and could be a product of their own brains (like Turn the Page for instance).

The songs are ripoffs, the artwork kindergartenish, this record made me swear (lightly though) but I wish them all the best in the world. At least they tried.

Latest members reviews

4 stars Underrated. The Journey is a nice work from this underrated brazilian band, Khallice. It have some flaws into masterization quality, and you will find a few boring passages, but it have some great ideas and sure it worths. Well, it's absolutely not a masterpiece. They have great songs here, ... (read more)

Report this review (#957227) | Posted by VOTOMS | Friday, May 10, 2013 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Good album!!! It seems like Dream Theater a lot, but it has original ideas and influences by Rush, Journey a Symphony X, too. For a first album it's excelent and I think the next will be a masterpiece... Listen too Karma, an execelent brazilian prog metal band. The new album is fantastic!! ... (read more)

Report this review (#64780) | Posted by | Saturday, January 14, 2006 | Review Permanlink

1 stars Oh boy, this sucks!! this band absolutely does not make justice to all the past of brilliant brazilian prog bands! Unfortunately, Khallice is just another Dream Theater clone. Sure, the musicians are very skilled, but the music lacks originality and consistence.Compositions on this album ar ... (read more)

Report this review (#36875) | Posted by | Saturday, June 18, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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