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4 stars A paradigma without a doubt ...

Very good album from the Andalusian band ONZA which is headed by guitarist Jaime Padilla. Originally being closer to jazz rock/fusion they deliver a neo progressive style during the last years sometimes around the sound of JADIS, RPWL and ELOY. It took already four years to get a new sign of life from the band but finally I can say the result is worth it. Eight matured tracks were offered including native vocals, beautiful melodies, symphonic keyboards and rocking guitars. A powerful rhythm section is the fundament for the diversified composed songs.

Paradigmadeserves it to be the title song and ranks among the best. Devided in two parts it all starts with acoustic guitar but soon changes to a groovy rocking section with interesting somewhat slicing keys later fading into the second floydy gliding part with a nice saxophone solo - oh yeah - this is excellent song writing! The long track El Alquimista also comes up as an important album component - more symphonic oriented with a nice flow and some jam moments. No lack at all for a conclusion and so there is no need to bring up all the other songs - they are all on a high level anyhow. I like this album very much.

'Paradigma' can keep up with other significant genre albums without any problem and is not only dedicated to fans of neo and symphonic prog.

Rivertree | 4/5 |


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