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Experimental/Post Metal

3.93 | 208 ratings

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4 stars Listening diary 4th July, 2021: Soen - Lotus (progressive rock/metal, 2019)

Despite being on my radar for years, this is the first time I've really dug deep into Soen, and although it looks fairly standard on the surface, I've been surprised at how much depth there is here and how much it's grown on me with each listen. I've seen countless comparisons to Tool - perhaps what stopped me rushing to get into them, but here I feel this is a more progressive take on a band like Katatonia, in particular the Fall of Hearts album. The songs are catchy, moody, groovy and only subtly progressive, there's no obnoxious showmanship or technicality here. It perhaps misses the mark on some of the emotion it's clearly going for, but for catchy and well performed melodic metal, I've been impressed by this.

7.7 (5th listen)

Part of my listening diary from my facebook music blog -

Gallifrey | 4/5 |


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