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BITTERTOWN is a project formed and lead by Dutch composer and multi-instrumentalist Tom Janssen.

The aim of the project is to create symphonic progressive rock. The first production by this project, the concept album Scenes From the Box, was issued in 2008.

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2.58 | 12 ratings
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 Scenes From the Box by BITTERTOWN album cover Studio Album, 2008
2.58 | 12 ratings

Scenes From the Box
Bittertown Crossover Prog

Review by Marty McFly
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2 stars Hell, it's not just under-rated, it's more like unknown (so it can't be under-rated, but I suppose this would be, if it was little bit more known). And that would be shame (assuming this would be famous). This is masterpiece guys, you're looking right on it, before you, wrapped in "The Box". One of these albums from group [1)new 2)great 3)Holland ]. I really don't know how they're doing it, I simply enjoy it. Netherlands is becoming one of the greatest prog nations (or already is). Even song with so simple theme melody as Train To Nowhere has been made into interesting prog stuff. No everyone can do that.

EDIT: even I enjoy this a lot, I feel it's on verge of these two ratings, there are shallow parts. Melodic, nice, but not so smart. It's a good record and I'll try to defend it (so previous paragraph of my review is still true), but not everything we like is masterpiece, isn't it ?

EDIT2: OK, this is unprecedented situation. Now I feel about this like having a problem listening it. Sometimes, I edit rating/add some words to review like in this case, but not to move by 2 whole stars. But now, I don't feel so good about this. Strange.

And maybe this "weird" feeling means something for you, readers and future (or even past) listeners

EDIT (2012) - Comparing to other Crossover albums degrades this album even further, suddenly being quite hollow

Thanks to windhawk for the artist addition.

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