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ANIMA

Spheric Universe Experience

 

Progressive Metal

3.70 | 62 ratings

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dmudd
4 stars It is jaw-dropping to me that a DT-influenced band puts out albums better than DT!!!

That is not always the case, and much of the reason I stepped away from prog metal (for almost 5 years) was due to my getting sick of DT. Seems like every prog metal band seeks to glean from the same influences...forgetting about the old-school bands that could actually teach them something about songwriting, commerciality, and variety.

Note to prog-metal heads & aspiring prog-metal bands: Every song doesn't have to be 7 minutes of virtuostic playing. In fact, many of the finest albums steer away from that it seems.

I do like this album. Strangely, it is their epic song (The Key) that I dislike...along with the tail end of the album. The first 7 songs are AMAZING!!!!! And as I said, speaking as a old-school fan of DT...I feel that Anima is an album that DT SHOULD be making right now.

This record sounds a bit like Images and Words conbined with WDADU...which are my favorite DT records.

I enjoy the lyrical content, as well as the heavy guitar/keyboard dynamic. The synths are rich and in your face...like good prog metal should be.

I give it 5 stars on the first 7 tracks alone. However, a part of me feels like they should have just left it at that. The remaining songs are the ones that bore me, so I give it 4 stars.

Kepp up the good work!!!!

dmudd | 4/5 |

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