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3.78 | 92 ratings | 2 reviews | 33% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2020

Songs / Tracks Listing

1*. Prosthetic (5:58)
2. Invasion (6:42)
3. Carousel (10:29)
4. The Strain (5:23)
5. Canary Yellow (4:14)
6. Messiah Complex I: Ivory Tower (3:57)
7. Messiah Complex II: A Glutton for Punishment (3:38)
8. Messiah Complex III: Marigold (2:24)
9. Messiah Complex IV: The Sect (2:02)
10. Messiah Complex V: Ectobius Rex (4:57)
11. Only Stars (2:10)

Total Time 51:54

* - "Prosthetic" song is a bridge between the two albums, "Vector" and "Virus"

Line-up / Musicians

- Ross Jennings / vocals
- Charlie Griffiths / guitars
- Richard Henshall / guitars
- Diego Tejeida / keyboards
- Conner Green / bass
- Raymond Hearne / drums

Releases information

Artwork: Blacklake

Label: The Orchard Music, SME (on behalf of InsideOutMusic)
Format: 2LP/CD, Limited 2CD, CD, Digital
July 10, 2020

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HAKEN Virus ratings distribution

(92 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(33%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(31%)
Good, but non-essential (23%)
Collectors/fans only (6%)
Poor. Only for completionists (7%)

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Review by rdtprog
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Heavy / RPI / Symphonic Prog Team
4 stars Is the new album of Haken is an indication of a new direction of the band with his title that reflects the new reality in our world? The previous ''Vector'' album was supposed to be a double album, but they knew they were going to write another album which is ''Virus''. They had the title 2 years ago, so it's just bad timing.I couldn't recognize the band with the first song ''Prosthetic''. This sounds more like an extreme metal or even a new metal band with this big and fast pace metal more in the vein of Fear Factory. We can feel the urgency in the music with a dark atmosphere and that fast pace style. The second song brings back the usual Haken style with this djent influence and the way Ross Jennings plays a sort of instrument with his voice, Leprous style. The band keep his Dream Theater complex style of metal with many tempo changes, some lighter breaks that bring the calm after the storm.

Despite his heaviness, this is still melodic and more eclectic than anything previous this one. This is coming at the right time bringing more excitement for the fans.

Latest members reviews

3 stars The first thing that you will notice is the title. This is the year of the virus. Well, Virus the album, is a unique sounding release in the Haken catalog. It sounds less formula than the last two, so they made some effort to sound fresh and offer something new. The good news is that Virus does add ... (read more)

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