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Experimental/Post Metal

3.49 | 61 ratings

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The Crow
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2 stars Antimatter, the personal project of the talented musician Mick Moss, was back in 2018 with Black Market Enlightenment!

It's the first album I hear from this band, and I must say that despite the style that they practice is my favorite kind of prog (dark, atmospheric and dense) this collection of songs lack some kind of hook.

The production is fine, and the vocals clear and deep, but apart from a pair of tracks the album is rather dull and insubstantial.

Best Tracks: This is Not Utopia (the catchiest track of the album), Sanctification (complex and powerful) and Between the Atoms (good instrumental development)

Conclusion: if you are into bands like Riverside and Anathema, you'll probably find Black Market Enlightenment interesting. But in my opinion, this is an irregular album with a songwriting that is not enough interesting or imaginative to be considered a worthy addition to any prog music collection.

My Rating: **

The Crow | 2/5 |


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