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4 stars On Presets, Sylvan has produced yet another good album. But in the manner of a true progressive band, the group has chosen to make an album quite different to their previous release.

On Posthumous Silence, released a year ago, Sylvan made music with slight resemblances to Marillion as well as containing harder edged songs; and the album was quite varied - with a conceptual story binding it all together.

On Presets, Sylvan has a much more mellow approach to the music. Lush keyboards still fill up the soundscapes, Marco's vocals still convey moods of melancholy and sadness, but the music as such is closer to what groups like Coldplay (and to some extent even U2) would produce.

Good tracks overall, but not a masterpiece release this time around.

Tracks worth checking out: When The Leaves Fall Down - Hypnotized.

Windhawk | 4/5 |


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