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Fragile Vastness


Progressive Metal

4.13 | 22 ratings

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5 stars MASTERPIECE. That's how I define this album. Fragile Vastness does a really great job in this album, you will find that even prog. metal is the base of this album, it takes place to other directions like andine rythms or oriental melodies. Which I love.

The History is about a man who gets cancer and he has 2 months of life. He sell everything he got and he start to travel around the world to find why he had cancer if he had been a good man. In South America he knows a woman and he falls in love. Then you will have 2 points on the history, for one side the man suffering his last days and on the otherside, he will be suffering also the "pain" of loving someone in this conditions. Finally he have a daughter, Maya.

The CD1 starts with "Where Everything Begun", excellent intro track, the most "progmetal". A very nice riff with a nice work on the keyboards. "Maya's Diary" is an opening to the history, when the daughter is grew and she wants to know his father. Now, we "get back" in time to hear "Somewhere". A very nice track, very simple (technically) but very aggressive, you can feel the fear and hate of this man for his cancer.

"Ya va llegando el día" (The day is coming) opens with a peruvian ryth, the drums enter in "anytempo" and the track starts. A very nice one..I like the end of this track.

"From east to west" is maybe on of the best tracks. It's like a metal prog. track, but less prog than metal. With a nice oriental introduction. "Failthe Romhat a Chara" is a really nice instrumental track, is short, but very emotive.

Then "Love and Loss" comes and this is "the hit" of the band, is a very well made track, a nice riff, nice lyrics...nice everything. And then, "Help!", Yes! The beatle's song. The CD1 ends with "The Sun shines for all of us", a rare track to end a cd, but a very nice one...

The CD2 starts with "Heart of a lion", prog. metal opening track. I have nothing to say, it's a very good track. "Gaia" is "the ballad" of this cd. Very nice, emotive one. "Renaissance" is an instrumental track with some greek rythms, I don't like this one like the other instrumental songs, but is nice indeed.

"I want to do something that matters" in my opinion is the best track. It resumes progressive metal with "the touch" that this band gives to every track. It's incredible. "Going Down" is an "instrumental" track where you'll find the madness of the protagonist, he will have a fight with his own mind (seducing him to commit suicide).

"Coma" is a very nice passage with an "rare" end, I like this one. "Don't wake me up 'till I'm death" is the last track of this man, you will find him surrended and ready to death but with the last see his daughter before he deads.

"Maya" is the ending track, very emotive, instrumental... If you have the original CD you will find a few surprises after that ;).

Nice CD, excellent metal prog. piece! Sounds like Pain of Salvation sometimes, but I think they're really originals.

nzeus | 5/5 |


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