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Deluge Grander


Symphonic Prog

3.82 | 134 ratings

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5 stars Excellent album, this sophomore effort by US act Deluge Grander.

This mostly instrumental affair should be a revelation for those who like to immerse themselves in vintage-sounding symphonic progressive rock. The production, unless I'm much mistaken, seems to deliberatly try to recreate the analogue sound we had in yesteryear - no obvious digital enhancements to the sound; and with a warm, "soft" touch to the audio in general. Thankfully the instruments aren't drowning in fuzzy soundcapes though; as with most modern productions the instruments come across as clear and distinct. And with the number of instruments active in these ventures that is a very good thing indeed.

A minor army of musicians playing archetypical classical music instruments are added to these excursions, with massive, ever evolving and rather challenging compositions as a result. This is an album for those with a desire for complex and advanced symphonic progressive rock - with dissonances and disharmonies subtly but extensively utilized as effects; and where the rich, multi-layered sonic tapestry is the rule rather than the opposite.

Highly recommended, of course.

Windhawk | 5/5 |


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