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Crossover Prog

4.01 | 355 ratings

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4 stars An extensive story of functioning in an industrial, authoritarian-ruled and totally controlled society, with a dystopian tale of separation, loss and world collapsing into the depths of an ecological catastrophe (on the one hand, it is a complete fiction, and on the other, a prophetic story), shown by musical means of expression in a wonderfully fairy- tale way and bursting with a riot of sonic colors, began with "Great Leap" (2006) and "Doomsday Afternoon" (2007).

Compared to the other two parts of the trilogy, "Infernal" has a more straightforward songwriting and less eccentric complexity with similarly rich arrangements. The new songs seem very concise in relation to the previous complete works of the band. Although many tracks flow into one another, they made a noticeable effort to create catchy melodies that give each song its own character.

This recording represents the multi-layered vocal harmonies of the male and female voices, which are in places condensed into choirs, which are carefully placed and performed. The instrumentation is versatile, a wide variety of keyboards are used - piano, e-piano with partly alienated sounds, Hammond organ, Mellotron, synthesizer strings or synthesizers. The concept relies heavily on melodious harmonies and perfectly produced brilliance. Dark moments followed by melancholy, and parts that come directly from fairy tales are presented with a wonderful melody. Phideaux simply impresses with its original idea of how progressive-rock music should sound in the 21st century

It is such a fantastic album with many layers, and with all its 'progressiveness', it combines a whole range of modern alternative trends, and as a result, it represents something that turns out to be unique, one of a kind.

prog_traveller!! | 4/5 |


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