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Art of Illusion


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4.00 | 40 ratings

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5 stars Dedicated to those fans who music-wise are on the heavier side of life predominantly. Yes, featuring metal guitar riffs en masse, though this is never annoying in any way. While also often enough alternating with regenerating art rock excursions. Thus you should prepare for an enchanting experience. Musicianship is flawless by all means, especially to notice the powerful and varied drummer Kamil Kluczynski, who also acts as the head of the related authorized record label. It took a long time, anyway, step by step I was capable of recognizing how they manage to bring complex arrangements, catchy melodies and diverse moods into harmony. Really fascinating!

So this is often enough drifting into mellow parts with acoustic guitars. The fantastic Allegoric Fake Entity for example opens with slicing guitar backed by a strong jazzy drive, later on showing some fancy piano moves. Provided with strong hit potential the charming Able To Abide provides an art rock orientation influenced by Steven Wilson. Marcin Walczak is a top rock singer! I would also call up Dream Theater, Riverside, Odd Logic, Abstrakt as close references. Culminating in the closing long track King Errant this is picking up and assembling all the advantages of the aforementioned acts with ease. Irresistible! Constantly accompanying me since one year nearly, now I'm finally going to declare that 'Cold War Of Solipsism' is nothing less than a masterpiece of progressive rock.

Rivertree | 5/5 |


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