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Seven Impale


Eclectic Prog

3.89 | 117 ratings

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4 stars Norwegian band SEVEN IMPALE was formed in 2010 and has in fairly quick succession released an initial EP, been signed to the Norwegian label Karisma Records and subsequently released two more full-length studio recordings, "Contrapasso" is the most recent of the latter, and appeared in the second half of 2016.

Norwegian band Seven Impale has continued on the journey they started with their debut album, and on this occasion they have decided to hone in on a darker variety of their brand of eclectic progressive rock. The music remains challenging, quirky and sophisticated, with firm nods in the direction of jazz-rock and a more indefinable variety of progressive rock, on this occasion adding psychedelic nuances and occasional cosmic touches to the palette, as well as the sections bordering on progressive metal in intensity, already a part of their sound. A bit more of an acquired taste in sum, but for those with a strong fascination for dark, bleak and oppressive progressive rock of the eclectic variety this album should be a winner.

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