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3.75 | 17 ratings

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3 stars Ok, let's go in India! Personally this is the first Hindi band I ever listened, and I must say I had doubts about accosting this language and rock music, Prog Rock music in this case. However here is quite musical the combination of this language with music. This band exist since 6 years. They've waited some years for first album, which presents good sounds after all. The track appears like one long epic song, as a concept album. In fact behind these songs there's the story of a man in search of the Nirvana. Anyhow every track can be appreciate individually.The opening track that gives the title to the album (Firdous) is dark, with some guitar melodies and pleasant vocal parts, despite needing translations. Every passage that bind one song to another is suggestive, sometimes psychedelic. For example the end of "Firdous", as an evolving theme, opens to "Raastey" with a beautiful riff. Guitar solos are valuable such as in "Woh Kho Gaye", but in general in all the album. "Maya" maybe is the song with a more common Prog sound, certainly with some original ideas. I personally would have liked more complex sound effects, instead of "gentle rhythms" that characterize the album. Overall the idea is not bad, but sometimes you can have the impression of having already listened many of this songs. There are pleasing bass lines altogether, that anticipate often guitar solos. Opening riff in last song "Mukti", is clearly Metal Rock. This is the best song of the album, probably cause it is the culmination, the epilogue of the album, and although I don't listen Metal Rock in this case are appreciable "Frames" in this sound.

A decent debut with many interesting sounds. An impressive guitar by lead guitarist Shrikant Sreenivasan that was the greatest pleasure in this listening.

3,5 Stars

Utnapishtim | 3/5 |


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