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Eternal Wanderers



3.90 | 70 ratings

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4 stars This album leaves me bewildered and baffled. That may com off as negative but it is, actually, meant in the most positive way. Rarely have I listened to an album with such width and content and found myself in awe afterwards. This is true, I should point out, in regards to the music they are playing. Now, there are quite a few genres here, ranging from metal and psychedelica to electronica and artistic soundscapes which leaves me sitting there, watching a sci-fi movie being played in my head. That, my fellow proggers, is amazing.

For the most part I can find myself a bit intimidated by the prospect of listening through double albums, such as this one. Will I actually be intrigued or will there be a lot of fillers in there? It would not be surprising if an album spanning two discs was filled with both brilliance and fillers. In this case it is not so. The double-disc whammy delivers in spades.

I started out listening to disc 2 and fell in love with "Following a neutrino's flight" right away. Spacey, elegant, foreboding and simply beutiful. The second track, "The end of the satellite age", is also the longest and filled with Amazing melodies on a computer game like keyboard, which is brilliant. It's like revisiting the golden age of computer games, circa 1985. This is the track that portrays images which are then transferred straight into my brain, allowing me to watch a sci-fi movie. This track never looses it's grip on me. It keeps on fascinating. "Space" concludes the album and couldn't have done so in any other fashion more apt.

Disc 1 holds seven tracks and they are great. Especially beautiful is "Valley of oblivion", which really has become somewhat of my favorite track. "Silent World" holds a great metal section with a blistering guitar solo and "Born to suffer" is somewhat Stone The Crows meets Hawkwind.

I feel that Eternal Wanderers have taken the best from Hawkwind and Tangerine Dream, transformed it and put forth a musical delight that is both Contemporary and timeless. I am in awe. I tell you. This is a slice of brilliance and I think that a lot of people really would enjoy this. Top notch stuff and I am eager to listen to their other albums after this one. I am grateful for having had the opportunity to hear this amazing album and now I'm out of super lative words.

GruvanDahlman | 4/5 |


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