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AQUARIUS

Haken

 

Heavy Prog

4.05 | 1109 ratings

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Isaac Peretz
2 stars *sigh* I guess it's ok for a debut.

When this album was released I really was expecting them to evolve and define their very own sound that you could easily recognize them with. It's been ten years and they still haven't done it. And Aquarius clearly shows the beginning of a band that can't really go beyond their inspirations: Dream Theater and Gentle Giant. Two incredibly bands that have left a very strong lineage through the years, and Haken belongs there.

Getting inspiration from other artists is perfectly fine as long as you develop your own style, but copying them to death? No. Aquarius is exactly that. While I must say that the quality is ok for a debut, it's very mediocre overall. One of Haken's biggest problems is song lengths. They grab a short song and stretch it to twice its length, so even though there's some good melodies here and there, they become stale very quickly.

I would personally give it one star because of how generic it is, but for a debut, it's actually pretty ok. Two Stars.

Isaac Peretz | 2/5 |

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