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Sieges Even


Progressive Metal

4.20 | 379 ratings

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5 stars The Art of Navigating by the Stars is honestly one of the most interesting prog-rock/metal recordings i have ever heard.

Its just amazing how people create melodies like this, how do they do it? I mean, after listening to PoS your amazed at how they make their songs. But with Sieges Even its even more startling how these people create their music.

Everything in this album is so beautifully crafted, so intricate, so interesting.

Vocals: The harmonising is superb. I love the way that its all done. His voice is clean, in tune and whilst not a powerful emotional filled voice, the harmonising makes up for that extremely well. The vocals on this album are more than just an extra, compulsoary layer - they become and extra instrument, adding a whole new dimension to the music

Guitar: Not too much to say about this. Basically, its beauty lies in its simplicity. No fancy shredding here. No wild, whacky solos - just straight up, honest guitar playing. Texture filled, intelligently used and simple is how to describe the guitar on this record. Often he plays clean, but he isnt afraid to put the distortion onto full, to crate a fuzzy texture, sometimes similar to Devin Townsends "wall of sound" technuique. The way he used his guitar is just so clever, it is all intricately woven into the complex rythms and sound structures.

Bass: Whereas the bass is usually just a texture maker, and instrument to fill the sound, on this album, there is no such thing. The bass is just amazing on this record. It plays some melodies, it fills texture, it even sounds like its distorted occasionally. Brilliant, just listen for yourself

Drums: The rythms here are just superb. The drums go from a gentle complex beat, to speedy and intricatelly woven. The drums here are essential at holding the complex rythms and structures together.

Keyboards: Prog-rock/metal recording nees keyboards....oh. Wait! The Art of Navigating by the Stars has no such thing! No keyboards! This basically goes to show how damn talented these men are, and they dont need artifical sounds to create a masterpice of modern prog.

Get this album. No questions.

Whacky | 5/5 |


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