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3 stars A relatively new band,OVERHEAD were found in Helsinki by four students,before expanding to a quintet and record a self-produced album,called ''The snowman album''.Unfortunately this effort didn't receive much attention,so the band worked on new material,which meant to be their next effort ''Zumanthum'' in 2002.OVERHEAD teach the way of how a modern prog band can sound like,without ''forgetting'' their style's roots.''Zumanthum'' is a great conmpilation of inspired soundscapes and influences.First band that comes to mind are 70's KING CRIMSON,due to some complicated guitar passages and a few extreme bass lines.Then it's the heavy use of piano for creating nice interplays in a complex way,reminding a bit of E.L.P.,and afterwards come some rather heavy guitar parts in the vein of DREAM THEATER.Synths are used often to create spacey atmospheres,not unlike PINK FLOYD,while the vocals are quite harsh,resembling more to alternative rock bands that progressive ones.The whole result is absolutely satisfying,a great release with nice instrumental parts,intense moods and changing tempos.OVERHEAD are a band built for progressive rock's present and future.
apps79 | 3/5 |


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