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Bent Knee


Crossover Prog

4.19 | 218 ratings

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5 stars I listen this album more than one year after their release and it was a great and nice surprise to discover the talent of this band through 13 solid and intelligent compositions.

I can't make an analysis of each song because I feel this is an album that you have to appreciate as a whole work with a vast number of mixtures and atmospheres always leaded by the awsome voice of Courtney Swain, one of the best female vocalists nowadays. But the arrangaments in every song are the perfect complement to Swain's vocal deployment that reaches some perfect moments of emotion and pretty dark passages along the album.

From some jazzy moments to very symph sections, passing through some almost pop moments, Shiny Eyed Babies is an album that you can't stop listening because the delicate balance between the inffluences you can guess between notes and the special and singular musical sense the band has at the moment to create epic finals or hypnotizing atmospheres, specially in songs as "Way Too Long" (a powerful piece in which Courtney Swain deploys most of their very, very talented voice), "In God We Trust", the distressing "Battle Creek" and the thrilling "Being Human"? Definetively, an album that any prog fan has to listen and enjoy.

progadicto | 5/5 |


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