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PERVY PERKIN are a progressive metal band from Murcia, Spain, started out as a project between Alvaro (guitar) and Carly (drums) (initially called HYBRID BLOOD) which was complete with the inclusion of Dante (guitars). Rafa 'Fika' (bass) and old friend Ugo FELLONE (keyboards) later joined and the PERVY PERKIN moniker is adopted in 2011, the same year in which they would compete in an important music contest in Murcia, reaching the semi-finals. 2012 saw the band focusing on composition and recording of their debut album, coinciding with the departure of Rafa and the coming of the Alex MACHO (main vocals). In October 2013, Pablo 'Aks' joins the band as permanent bassist and shortly after, FELLONE decides to leave the band for personal reasons. Since mid-2013, the band has been playing shows in and around Madrid and in March 2014 they finally self-released their debut album ''Ink'', which is a double LP with over two hours of music.

PERVY PERKIN's sound is a cross-over between progressive rock and metal, with their main influences coming from DREAM THEATER, TRANSATLANTIC, PINK FLOYD, FRANK ZAPPA, RUSH, SYMPHONY X, CAMEL, PAIN OF SALVATION, SPOCK'S BEARD among others.

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 Ink by PERVY PERKIN album cover Studio Album, 2014
3.76 | 138 ratings

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Pervy Perkin Progressive Metal

Review by CoconutStrike

5 stars As a frequent listener of this kind of new progressive stuff , and the wave of many bands coming out, I only have to say that this band and INK has blew my mind.

In first place the album grows with every listen and makes you understand it as a whole, it feels very natural despite of the length (if you have no time to listen to it all at once does not matter). The contrast of styles, the melodies and the structures of the songs for such a young band, makes me feel confident to say that this will be something serious...maybe in the next album with a better production, we will see, I do not know what will be the next step in this guys cause this album just covers a lot and when I say a lot I say a lot of musical grounds! The simple reason is that they state such a wide range of intentions, different vibes, in such different point of views of the music that simply amazes me.

Epic songs, electronic songs, some psychedelia, multiple voices that make songs more theatrical.

I personally can see a bunch of guys that has united to make whatever they want with a base of rock/metal and progressive music, but taking to a whole new level of experimentation. I'm quite hooked with this piece. The only cont that I can perceive is in terms of production, they can make it sound better but it is understandable cause it is their debut, and they are quite young...just waiting for the next!

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Review by buddyblueyes

2 stars "Ah, the shotgun approach!" [i pictured Jeff Goldblum saying those words for some reason.]

Bands take many approaches to constructing and building albums. Some can be equated to being laser focused, like a sniper dropping a target at 600 yards out. They are solid with their concept, experience, skills, engineering and business marketing. Other bands are inexperienced, fumblingly firing a shotgun out of fear, hoping something from the spread will hit it's target enough to disable them. Unfortunately, Pervy Perkins is one of those examples. PP is a young band, with lofty ambitions of song complexity and album duration.

But, mostly album duration.

PP has many good listening moments with elaborate sonic textures and music tones. I liked the Opening credits and the intro to Morphosis. There are moments of pizazz. Equally, however, Ink also has many bad listening moments. They have many bland, filler moments that go nowhere and are left unexplored. They have many form changes within their songs, and many styles they wish to tackle with mediocre results. Let's play jazz here. Can we even play jazz? No, but we can fake it (listen to Peanut Butterfly, 2 1/2 min. in) ...And that's a big problem for the avid listening musician. PP is all over the board with forced song form changes, simply for the sake of satisfying their musical ADHD. For every positive listening moment, there's something that takes you out of the experience a few seconds later. If this style of prog -- hyper-prog -- is your cup of tea, then you will enjoy the efforts of this band, sure, but this reviewer highly encourages you to listen to last years mysterious breakout band, Fright Pig. Their album, Out Of The Barnyard is what PP sound like and should aspire to become. Fright Pig has all the song form ADHD, but the record is extremely well crafted, showcasing only the strongest points of individual members. Out Of The Barnyard is more compact at 45 min. and contains well crafted ideas, no filler. The genres attempted throughout are handled with ease and experience, as Fright Pig's musicianship is outstanding (words whispered on the net -- a bunch of Berkelee students. Shhhhh! you didn't hear that from me).

Even before this album was recorded, the band should have sought out an experienced producer, one who would have helped exorcise many of the freshman ideas and mixing pitfalls from this album. A more succinct and condensed approach would have resulted in a better body of work allowing for parts and ideas to be brought fully to fruition. More experience in song crafting would encourage working out stronger vocal passages and lyrical phrases?

And that reminds me...

Vocals. [sigh] Ok, the lyrics are embarrassingly sub par, even more then Arjen's latest release -- which this reviewer thought a new low had been set. But, Arjen's vocalists were recorded exceptionally well and I could clearly understand the singers in the Ayreon project (enough to drive home the fact it was a mind-numbingly tepid concept. The music and arrangements were extraordinary, however). On Ink there simply are no strong vocal melody lines that stick with you and the recorded clarity of the vocals leave much to be desired. In scarce places, it seems there was an attempt at fashioning some type of solo vocal harmony exercise, but nothing anywhere close to what we can expect on, say, a current Moon Safari, A.C.T or Spock's Beard release. There's little in the lyrics that define a clear idea of what any given song is even about. PP approaches words as trite afterthought, investing the majority of their song crafting skills into needless compositional complexity. Oh, and lest I forget: the cringe-worthy high notes! At 5:15 of the song New Dawn this reviewer became sterile. No joke. The "little swimmer" count went to zero. While admirable as a new medical breakthrough, high notes as sonic birth control should come with a warning label. As much as I hoped never to hear that attempt at a high note again, there are countless more throughout the recording. I found myself saying "no, don't do that" aloud, shaking my head in disbelief numerous times. This begs the question: "did the band show the final pass of this recording to only their parents for criticism?" There are countless inaudible phrases being sung, eye-watering high notes, laughable vocal scoops, etc. (visit 14:50 min into Morphosis. And may whatever deity you worship protect you).

Aside from the vocal work the drum parts could also have been synched and quantized to the music little more thoroughly in parts. And, simply, just plain recorded and mixed better. Just comparing the sound of the drums to what Gavin Harrison does on Porcupine Tree shows the stark contrast between a 5-star band's quality audio engineering vs. the multitude of startups in the basement. Seriously, switch back and forth between the two. The drums and overall sound production on Ink is thinner, weightless and more brittle by comparison.

Which leads us to: Length.

No need to harp on this, but geezus, this is one unnecessarily long, jimmy-leg of a recording. Why not just make two albums, increase potential product sales, and release them in different quarters of the year, keeping your name and brand identity in circulation longer? That would have been a far better band business marketing strategy.

This is a harsh critique, and it's unfortunate that Pervy is taking a beating here as the musicians (sans vocals) are somewhat competent on their instruments, but by no means are they the next generation of endorsed corporate influencers -- yet. Distill it down to the core: as a whole, they're ambitious budding song writers who are decent musicians with a multitude of ideas being thrown out for vanity sake. A wanton lust to be the next multi-genred prog metal band. There's promise, though. Future recordings (in the right hands of an experienced song writer) would produce better results. Aside from the negatives (which are tangible barriers that can be easily overcome) this reviewer, however harsh now, believes there is a future rife with potential for this band. Hopefully this also encourages the mass listening audience to take the time, sit, and properly evaluate a little more critically, too. The spotify generation seems unable to make it through more than 30 seconds of a song, before forwarding to the next song. In this day and age where every musician with ProTools LE is sitting at home splicing together regurgitated guitar riffs, half-assured vocal melodies and pseudo-songs, we the avid listeners, need to go over it with a fine tooth comb to find out where that gold standard for music once was. There's far too much mediocrity being praised as the next coming of christ. We should hold our 5-star bands to lofty standards for consideration: song composition, the musician's listening and arranging abilities, professional vocals, quality lyrics and album production. PP fell a little short in many of the categories, but again, they're still a relatively new, growing and maturing band. They have the requisite skills to attain something more. A solid producer, in a quality recording facility, and an exceptionally strong singer would serve them well and could take them to the professional, 5-star level we all know they aspire to attain.

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Review by robbob

1 stars In my opinion these album and group are overrated.

If this would have been the first technical prog metal album...ok a good album. But....there have been before masterpieces of this kind of prog metal... We can remember Dream Theater in ...degrees of...or Symphony X,or Zero Hour.,Andromeda,Pagans Mind...much better achievements.

The instrumental parts good but nothing original here. The vocals and the sound recording very bad.

When i listen to this album I feel I am listening to a kind of demo...

I think these guys can do better ....please another singer and improve the sound recording.

For me very disappointing.

May be I can be evaluated as exaggerated...but ...the less points in the rating ...1

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Review by Progrussia

4 stars In the beginnings of prog everybody tried to outdo each other. Then, a backlash set in. Now, it's renaissance of excess. A debut album already a conceptual double disk affair loaded with epics. Don't be fooled by the opening songs into thinking this is some sort of Dreamtheater/Rhapsody hybrid - pompous cinematic metal - with less professional vocals. It'll get progressively weirder. Yes, the basic sound is prog metal, but also thrown in are psychedelia, classic hard rock, folk, sweet female vocals, western (!), death metal, neo-prog, impressive instrumental workouts, techno, reggae, circus music, kitsch gangster Tarantino send-up and even punk and rap! Songs are very unpredictable. What I like about a crop of younger bands now is that they don't hide their love of classic rock behind layers of metal (like Dreamtheater). If they want to pay homage to the classics, they do it directly. Gotta be the most eclectic stuff I've heard in a while. But what works in a smaller format, can be rather messy in 20-minute epics. Songwriting-wise, they are step behind such like-minded eclecticists like Haken. For all my love of eclectic metal, if I give them five stars, it'll probably encourage them to write a four disk set next time including the sound of the vocalist flossing. Just kidding. A fun ride, and quite impressive in places, too.

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Review by npjnpj

5 stars It's not often that I come across an album of this length and can listen to it all the way through without getting bored. This is one of the very few that stay interesting and fascinating from beginning to end for a duration of 2 hours and almost 18 minutes.

I suppose it's not often that you come across an album of this length, period.

This makes it all the more surprising then that there are no excessive lengths here at all, in which you might wish that they'd finish one section and go onto the next. It just doesn't happen. It's almost as if this band has got an almost supernatural ability to tell when something might possibly get slightly tedious and move on before this can occur. In fact, this is possibly the only album I know that manages to avoid this trap completely.

These guys certainly have a distinctive metal style and manage to produce an incredible amount of variations in themes and arrangements without sounding as if they've strayed away from what makes their sound their own. This doesn't apply just to the individual tracks, but also to the sections within these tracks. The variety is incredible, and it fits simply everywhere.

A while back we had a period of time in which the band Haken was apparently the bee's knees. Now, I can't say I ever agreed to this opinion because I actually find them quite dull, especially after reading the rave reviews, which you can find on this site. I feel that Pervy Perkin (cripes, what a terrible name!) actually fulfills all the hype that I expected to hear from those reviews I read about Haken.

This is a debut album we have here. I'm not usually into expressing such a drastic opinion and I hope I'm not coming across as exaggerating (my alcohol intake at this point in time is zero), but I find this to be among my personal top three debut albums ever, and that's going back a few decades.

But as always, there is one slight fly in the ointment (isn't there always!), and that's the vocals. Well, perhaps not the vocals themselves, it's hard to tell, but something sounds off in places, and sometimes distinctly. It's almost as if the recording of the music was done at the highest professional level, while the vocals were recorded somewhere else by a producer who possibly lacked experience? Sometimes they just lack body and strength and seem buried too far in the mix and sometimes the harmonies just don't quite gel.

But this is hardly relevant, bringing my overall rating down from an unquestionable 5 stars down to perhaps 4.7 or 4.8. As if it mattered! These guys are great!

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Review by rdtprog
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5 stars How can I describe my feelings after listening three times to this monumental 2 hours of music by this band coming from nowhere and playing progressive metal that shows influences of Dream Theater in many places, but also Opeth, Enrico Morricone , Deep Purple, Therion in specific passages, because the band let his music take many twists, turnarounds and styles that include a spice of Jazz, Reggae, symphonic with opera voices, soundtrack music and techno with ambient sounds. There are plenty of voices nuances with male and female vocals; sometimes it's not very enjoyable for the ears, but that is expected in the metal genre. But what is the most impressive instrumental performance as the musicianship goes, is the work of the guitars, which goes from gentle acoustic and classical sound to heavier tones that are sometimes very original. The songs structures brings many rhythms changes, stop and go that make it's impossible to predict in what style the song will go. Sometimes, I had the impression that I was listening to many bands with this 2 hours of music, because the songs have different atmosphere and not only many twists in the same song, like the two epics of 20 minutes. If the guitars are dominant here, there are some nice keyboards breaks that could have been more exploited here, and in a couple of very inspirational passages I would have prefer to see the band stretch it out a bit longer. Like I said earlier, the vocals are diverse, from clean to death with a bit of narration, but not too present to let some long instrumental breaks shine throughout the CD. The diversity of the style of progressive metal and the diversity of atmosphere we have here makes these 2 hours of music enjoyable from start to finish. From the aggression of the metal, through the retro sound of the classical rock to the modern and ambient sounds, the listener goes to a long journey full of surprises along the way. This is the best free digital release you can find...

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Review by MercuryLighthouse

5 stars I feel very happy when I surf the internet looking for some new exciting unknown bands, and I find records like this. Oh my god. Powerful, epic and anthemic, Pervy Perkin's Ink is a masterpiece, and it should be regarded as that. From the very moment i found this band, i had the feeling that they were going to offer me something very special. And I wasn't wrong.

I must admit that I've been listening recently to some great double albums, so at first I was somehow excited to listen to some more (maybe) great prog tunes in this new record. And it blew my mind, as no record had done in quite a while. And it's the band's debut album!

The albums begins with Opening Credits, telling that you're about to begin a real musical adventure. And then Of Echoes and Reflections arrives with its epicness and powerful chorus. Brilliant.

At that moment, I thought "Wow! I hope this album keeps on surprising me!" And it did. One by one, each song has something unique that will make you either smile, say "wow", headbang, or any other emotion from a wide range, but never a bad one. Not even a Meh. This record is just fantastic, and although it's a really long one, it never gets boring or dull. Energy, melancholy, anger, joy... many different moments are gathered in it.

However, I recommend to play it in two separate listenings, or more, the first time you listen to it. I think that is better in order to taste all the details with a fresh mind. Trust me, it's worth it, because there are a lot of great things in here, not only in the long, epic tunes, but also even in the short instrumentals.

In conclusion, a must-listen to every prog fan, it's wonderful how this young band has made such a brilliant work of art. It's very special, and I hope they make more overwhelming music like this in the future. From now on, I'm a die-hard fan!

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Review by luiz4vn

5 stars Wonderful album, more than two hours of stunning music that have passed as if they were a few minutes. A concept album divided by two parts: BOOK OF EQUINOX and BOOK OF SOLSTICE. You can download it for free on Bandcamp. Lyrics: http://pervyperkin.wordpress.com/ink_lyrics/

BOOK OF EQUINOX has major variety as much as heavy parts and mellow parts, going from opera to electronic parts, a little fandango, jazz, piano jazz, folk music, Egyptian music and even a part that sounds like carnival music followed by a pleasant reggae, after that, a ''wild music'' that makes you feel like in a jungle near a native tribe or something... Ending the book with the longest song of the album called ''Morphosis'' the typical prog metal/rock music with a lot of variety vocals and instrumental, remembering a mix between DT, Transatlantic and Steven Wilson.

BOOK OF SOLSTICE gets a little colder and colorless but still has variety with unusual rhythms and electronic parts that makes it more obscure. The song called ''Shades under a City Lamppost'' is one of my favorites, an atmospherical/ambient music that begins dark and growing some colors with the time, but sad colors, remembering me of Wintersun (TIME I), ending with a beautiful sad piano introducing the next song; a beautiful keyboard work and melodies that makes the moon cry, growing with the songs, stars become brighter. S!urm is more colored than other songs of the book with a nice rapmetal part. T.I.M.E. (Part 3: The Sign on the Wall) is my favorite song of the entire album, it begins with the sound of rain and a man writing a letter following a beautiful mellow song with acoustic guitar, after this is pure magic, closing with golden key ''Epilogue'' is a magical winter's majesty that gets stronger in your heart, pure beauty.

Sounds like a mix of jazzy parts and electronic music and a little opera (if can I say that), with some strong melodies and pure technical weight of prog metal. The vocals should be better equalized and the music has some mixing errors. It's like Porcupine Tree in its Space Rock times had found Opeth, Transatlantic and something more. It begins amazing and ends amazing, a perfect debut album! Hope they keep doing the awesome job. It was a surprise. (4.51 stars)

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Review by Vikernest777

5 stars Ink is a phenomenal debut album, specially considering this is such a young band. The sound of Pervy Perkin is a direct heritage of the bands that inspired them to be musicians, so that's what you're gonna find, basically. But in this two hours plus monster there's an interesting mixture of modern currents, such as Dream Theater, Pain of Salvation, Opeth or Porcupine Tree, with the more classical and refined sound of Pink Floyd, Rush, Yes or Camel.

Ink is a journey through all this influences, but it doesn't sound disjointed or forced. Surprisingly, the "Pervy Perkin factor" makes the whole thing glue perfectly. So you can be listening to a mellow section driven by acoustic guitars only to be drowned in a crescendo with reveries of Metallica's Ride the Lightning, and then jump into an Opeth-like riff that will break in a reggae mood to end up in a pompous chorus filled with choirs and orchestrations. But hey, the next song will be an electronic piece, so brace yourselves!

Pervy Perkin has achieved what seemed impossible attending to the lenght of the album: you never lose interest while listening to it, you always want to know what comes next... and probably you'll always be surprised. Ink is a playful album, it reminds me of the first time I listened to Haken: there's joy in this songs, they're filled with an intangible energy. The multiple voices and choirs resemble to the ones seen in Transatlantic, althought they lack production overall; the instrumental work is superb, though. If you are a keyboardist, you're gonna love this album.

If I had to choose just three tracks from the album to introduce anyone into the fantastic world of Pervy Perkin, I'd say: Of Echoes and Reflections, Memories of the Water and S!urm. Ink is, in my opinion, one of the best prog albums of 2014 so far, so you will not be disappointed anyway!

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Review by OneOpinion

4 stars This new rookie album from Pervy Perkins entitled "Ink" is quite the tour de force. An amazing first effort. The bio says Ink was two years in the making and it shows. The sheer amount of sounds, instruments, vocals, and genre styles is very cool. Sometimes a two disc set gets old and repetitive, not on Ink! Always something new around the corner. The production is solid, very clear. The guys know how to play. All instruments shine. The vocals are mostly good. There are a couple of rough spots but I am very impressed with their delivery in English. There is a wonderful guest female vocalist, not listed on PA. This eclectic work of art is highly recommended. Can't wait to see how they top this on their next effort. 4.5 really!

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