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Founded in Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1993 - Disbanded in 2002 - Reformed in 2012

DILEMMA was a progressive rock band which was founded in the early 90's in the Netherlands. In 1993 they released a pretty unknown, cassette 'only', album, called "Trapped", which presented a quite straightforward rock sound. However, their second album, "Imbroccata", released in 1995, showed the band moving into progressive grounds, as well showing some heaviness here and there.

DILEMMA have now changed their name to UNDERNEATH. After the band's demise, bassist ALAN CASE recorded two albums in the Neo-Prog vein.

Cacho (Pablo) - March 2009

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3.17 | 16 ratings
3.73 | 43 ratings
Random Acts of Liberation

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 Random Acts of Liberation by DILEMMA album cover Studio Album, 2018
3.73 | 43 ratings

Random Acts of Liberation
Dilemma Heavy Prog

Review by tjlefors

4 stars I read a review of this album and I found out I hadde to give it a try. And what a surprise. This is pop/power prog with a neo-prog twist. Neal Morse, Flower Kings, Spock's Beard, but they have their own sound and lots of energy. The production is very good. The drummer Collin Leijenaar is all over the place. The melodies are very well composed and changes are being made so it's never boring. The album is 72 minutes long with 14 tracks. But time flies. Suddenly it's over and I really hadde a good time. This will be one of my favourites for a long time.
 Imbroccata by DILEMMA album cover Studio Album, 1995
3.17 | 16 ratings

Dilemma Heavy Prog

Review by progrules
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3 stars I owe this album for 14 years now and I always considered it a bit of an odd album. I will do the review for each track individual to explain as well as possible what they are about.

Believe: in the old days I was confused about the dissonant vocals in the first two minutes and because of them I thought they were actually an eclectic band. But these two minutes are the only in this vein and for the rest of the album is much more regular music. This is a bit of a dark and mystic track sounding really nice all the way. 3,5*.

Next track Rock Blossom goes on in the same style but gets more melodic later on. More varied too. One of the better tracks on the album. 3,75*.

Duck is a very original track, also melodic but more rocking than previous. Reminds me of English contemporaries Summer Indoors where sound is concerned. This one is better though. 3,75*.

Horror of Time Travel is slightly disappointing in the sense that there is no special feature about it. Just an average track in my opinion. 3*.

The short instrumental Spiral is an orchestral track for just one minute.

In the Trap of the Gods is a very vocal track with again no interesting special features except for the violin towards the end. 3*.

Vampire is another average song , this time grasping the attention thanks to a church organ though just for a few seconds. 3*.

Goodbye cruel World is slightly exceptional by the contribution of a children's choir. 3,25*.

Go on is the most quiet song of the album, sort of a ballad with some very nice guitar. 3,75*.

All in all a good album by Dilemma but not really exceptional. Don't expect anything like Rush or Porcupine Tree or one of the other famous heavy prog bands. The closest they get to soundwise is a bland between Ephrat and Summer Indoors but I'm afraid that's not a big help to many. Three stars seems to me the correct rating though quite strongly rounded down.

Thanks to raff for the artist addition. and to Quinino for the last updates

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