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4.11 | 198 ratings

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4 stars I woke up in a dream, seeing that the world was not eternal ... I wanted to scream and claim my faith demanding an answer (Despertar dentro de un Sueño)

I met Nexus in 1999 when I saw IQ in concert, on tour presenting the great Subterranea, in a small theater in Buenos Aires. Only "Cerca del Abismo" had seen the light by that time. Honestly, I was not a good impression looking to 2 or 3 songs that the group executed, plus the sound was not good. Mariela Gonzalez's role as head of the band seemed too overplayed. But I was surprised to know quite a while that first three Nexus works have received critical praise, and I started listening to this compact and exciting conceptual work.

Finally, Metanoia conquered me. The Spanish is my mother tongue, and I feel identified with a lot of lyrical passages, passionately sung by Mariela. But I understand that it is difficult to empathize in the concept, because I myself was not easy, as my primary language.

The music is exquisite, with the necessary range, and transiting varied shades of symphonic rock and even neo. The arsenal of keyboards, organ, sequencers is captivating, exceptional. Rightly decorating each passage. Obviously, there is a great deal of influence, perceptible. But IMHO, there is enough inspiration and originality to highlight the album. One of the best of South America in the past decade in the genre.

Mariela left the project and joined the ranks of Atempo, participating in the great "Abismos del Tiempo". Still, the next album, "Perpettum Karma" is also an outstanding job at the same musical height.

sinslice | 4/5 |


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