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3.53 | 16 ratings

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3 stars X-Pamda second offer is from 2016 named Reflections. They needed 5 years to come with this second album and I don't know, this is definetly not their best for sure. They are still on same coordonates as before, prog metal played with balls and with nice orchestrations, but this time something is missing. There are some nice hooks for sure like on 12 min piece Denial, also there are some top orchestrations here, and the musicianship is top notch, nice tune. Another worthy one is the instrumental prog jazz fusion metal type On The Way, very much as we used to on previous album. Nice release in the end but sometimes is sounded like a combination of Muse ( a band that I've never liked) with big fat sound and prog metal a la Symphony X because of the grandious orchestrations, not bad really, but I prefer much more Flight of fancy it was like a fresh bood 5 years ago in prog metal scene. 3 stars , maybe 3.5 in places, not excellent but not bad aswell. The art work is far less intresting as on debut.

b_olariu | 3/5 |


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