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Heavy Prog • Germany


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German band that started with Andi BRANDI, Jonny FAGGETTER (now at the bass guitar) and Marko EFFENBERGER in 1998. Up until 2003, the band doesn't have a singer, but Flo HUBER, drummer of the band DISSONANT. TRAUMPFAD is made of the remaining members of that band DISSONANT. Their fist album came in 2004. The second CD ''Due Kreise Schliessen Sich'' came out in 2006 and was a pivotal point for the band in terms of recognition around the German Prog Rock scene. In March 2011, the band released the third album ''Aufbruch''.

Their music is a Neo-Progressive rock that sings in German, that has some hard rock riffs on the guitars. The band show a evolution in their style, with a more symphonic sound in their recent years, that let the keyboards shine. The music has just enough complexity to be progressive and not too much to be difficult to listen. The style could be similar to bands like ARENA, PALLAS and ZIFF.

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3.00 | 2 ratings
Traumpfad
2004
3.95 | 4 ratings
Die Kreise schließen sich
2006
3.09 | 4 ratings
Aufbruch
2011

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 Die Kreise schließen sich by TRAUMPFAD album cover Studio Album, 2006
3.95 | 4 ratings

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Die Kreise schließen sich
Traumpfad Heavy Prog

Review by b_olariu
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Traumpfad from Germany , released so far 3 albums under this name in their 15 years career so far, but gone under the radar of prog listners. I will try to talk about their second offer from 2006 named Die Kreise schließen sich translated in ( The circles close). Well, from the all 3 albums, this is their most intresting one and above all , a damn catchy and intelligent release. I was more then pleasent surprised when I first heared this one few years back, I'm am today in same mood like in the past. The lyrics and voice in german, is perfect fiting in the music overall this german language, it giving a certtain power in overall sound, great. Now, the instrumental sections are powerful, well written, very strong musicinship all over from start to finish. With this release they got some recognition in prog circles, but with all that they are still under rated big time, this album proving that they need a far more recognition. Back to the music, it's like heavy prog with some neo prog added but in the end is not a traditional neo prog band, is more riff orientated sometimes, in other parts is quite melodic, very strong are the keyboards sections and together with the guitar are real delight. The music has enough complexity and complicated passages to be intristing to all prog fans, imagine a combination of neo prog a la Ziff (also from Germany) with heavy prog elements thrown in. I really like what I've heared and for that reson 4 stars easy, one of the unfairly unknown albums in prog zone, the album is still available on their web page at good price. 4 stars for sure, a nice aone all the way.

 Die Kreise schließen sich by TRAUMPFAD album cover Studio Album, 2006
3.95 | 4 ratings

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Die Kreise schließen sich
Traumpfad Heavy Prog

Review by Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer

4 stars 4.5 stars. I reviewed TRAUMPFAD's third studio album well over a year ago and to be honest I wasn't overly impressed. Well their second album has promptly blown me away, I'm in complete shock at how good this is. It's close to 5 stars, it's that good. Thankyou Todd so much for allowing me to hear this. Again we get German vocals and the sound is what I'd describe as heavy Neo-Prog in the ARENA tradition you could say. Clearly MARILLION is also an influence but this rocks a lot harder. I just can't get over how good these songs are, one after another I've enjoyed them so much. While I'm not big on German vocals man this guy can sing.

"In Ketten" opens with a power chord followed by piano then more as the tempo picks up and the vocals join in. There's an urgent rhythm here and I like especially when it settles after 1 1/2 minutes. Synths also join in. It kicks back in before 3 minutes. Love the contrasts. It settles back again before 4 1/2 minutes. The vocals are more passionate than usual late. "De Kreislauf Beginnt" opens with synths and energetic drumming as the vocals and guitar join in. Catchy stuff that sort of starts and stops. Sounds like mellotron too. Some crazy synths 4 minutes in then a calm with guitar, drums, bass and keys. So good. Trippy too. Melancholic synths join in. Great sound! It builds late to the end. "Der Heilige Hain" is different with the flute leading the way with drums until reserved vocals and mellotron join in. Gorgeous! A yell 2 minutes in signals the keyboards and some monster bass lines. Oh my! The guitar starts to lead. The flute is back as we get that opening theme repeated.

"Im Regen" is so uplifting when it settles. Lots of synths and keys here as the vocals join in. Not a big fan of the chorus that's repeated but overall this is a good song. Check out the theatrical vocals before 3 minutes and the inventive guitar work as the drums pound madly. Back to that pleasant sound. "Der Nachste Winter Kommt Bestimmt" opens with some beaautiful piano melodies as the drums, guitar and bass join in. Vocals a minute in and the tempo picks up before 3 1/2 minutes. Synths become prominent before 5 minutes as it settles back a little. Great sound. Guitar replaces the synths and man this is good. After 7 minutes were back to that opening theme.

"Totes Meer" is such a great sounding tune, it's fairly uptempo with vocals and some heaviness. It does settle before 2 minutes but not for long although these contrasts continue. A scream signals a killer uptempo guitar driven section before 5 minutes. "Der Goldene Berg" is an instrumental that opens with organ and more. Drums a minute in then a calm ends it. "Die Kreise Schliessen Sich" is mostly instrumental except for early on. It's uptempo and catchy. It settles 3 minutes in with mellotron and check out the synths. It's picking up 6 minutes in with the synths dominating. "Ein Neuer Tag Gesamtlaufzeit" is very MARILLION-like especially the vocals that remind me of Fish when he used to sing those ballad-like parts. Love that they did this here. Piano, vocals and drums stand out in this emotional song.

It's just been a pleasure listening to the recording. Well worth tracking down if you like that heavy sound with a Neo-Prog flavour.

 Aufbruch by TRAUMPFAD album cover Studio Album, 2011
3.09 | 4 ratings

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Aufbruch
Traumpfad Heavy Prog

Review by Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer

3 stars This is the most recent album from the German band TRAUMPFAD. I would call them a heavy Neo-Prog band with vocals in German. For my tastes this would have come across a lot better if it was an all instrumental album. The guy can sing, no doubt but the German language for me is a little hard to digest sometimes.

"Sol" opens with piano before some excellent guitar joins in along with some not so excellent vocals. He sounds better when he's singing with some passion. I like when it turns heavier a minute in. Contrasts continue. Some crazy synths around 2 1/2 minutes. They are kicking butt 4 minutes in, a really good instrumental section that lasts to the end where it settles down and blends into "Vergebung". This is a song that reminds me of the Swedish band GALLEON with the tone of the vocals and riffs. Good tune. I like the start of "Auf Unserer Reise" as it builds with background synths, a beat, vocals and more. This is such a catchy tune. Another good instrumental section on this track as well that goes on for some time. It's synth led at times. These guys can play. "Angstfabrik" has a nice heavy sound to it to start but i'm not a fan of the vocals that join in quickly. Another good instrumental interlude on this one as well.

"Zu Viel" has some prominant bass along with plenty of keyboards and guitar. I like the guitar solo after 2 minutes. "Vater Und Sohn" is the first laid back tune with relaxed vocals that are the focus. Some female vocal melodies before 3 minutes to the end. Nice. "Der Neue Weg" is a vocal-led track i'm not into despite the guitar later on. "Der 100. Affe" has some passionate vocals with some kick ass instrumental work. Kind of a start, stop, start motif. Love the synths 2 minutes in. "Winterschlaf" is the longest song at over 12 minutes. Again not a fan of the vocals. The best part is the instrumental section after 3 minutes and later on. Lots of synths too. "Zwei Seelen" is my least favourite song, not a great way to end it. This has a laid back sound with reserved vocals. It does kick into gear without vocals which sounds a lot better. Back to the previous sound around 4 1/2 minutes.

I really enjoyed the way these guys play, the instrumental work is steller. 3 stars for this one.

 Traumpfad by TRAUMPFAD album cover Studio Album, 2004
3.00 | 2 ratings

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Traumpfad
Traumpfad Heavy Prog

Review by apps79
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3 stars German band's Traumpfad' seeds were set sometime in mid-90's when drummer Andi Brandl, guitarist Marko Effenberger and bassist Jonny Faggetter came together and started regular rehearsals.They were joined by singer Anja Stadler and participated in contests, but Anja left them in 1998 to continue her music studies.It was the same year when the rest of the crew were joined by keyboardist Matthias Unterhuber.In 2003 Traumpfad recruited new vocalist Flo Huber and left the instrumental sound for good.The next year comes the private self-titled debut of the band.

To my ears Traumpfad sound a lot like a modern yet still refined version of the 70's Heavy Kraut Rock bands like BIRTH CONTROL, WIND or JANE with a very rich but also elaborate style.Singer Flo Huber sings in German, having a very expressive and theatrical voice.The music is characterized by the alternation between heavy groovy parts and more polished and delicate passages, where guitars, piano and organ play the dominant roles.There are some great psychedelic parts with hypnotic guitars and soft piano lines to be found as well, along with a few nice guitar solos/melodies , but Traumpfad will be mostly known for their energetic delivery on the Kraut-Rock tradition.The guitar riffs are mostly excellent, the keyboard and piano work is well-crafted but the album lacks the roughness of the 70's, having chosen a more sophisticated style, however the long tracks have plenty of instrumental madness to offer.A few short tracks towards the end of the album spoil a bit the band's overall image, some straight Rock, Blues and Funk elements tha appear here seem a bit out of the whole atmosphere.

Sophisticated, fresh and well-crafted Heavy Progressive Rock with strong Kraut references is what ''Traumpfad'' is all about and I bet most of prog listeners will not be dissapointed by this new German act.Strongly recommended...3.5 stars.

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