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Dorian Opera


Progressive Metal

3.02 | 7 ratings

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3 stars German band Dorian Opera makes a quick debut with this album, released just one year after the band formed.

And perhaps matters developed a bit too fast for these guys, as the album probably could have been a lot better given a bit more time in the making. The music itself is a slow, heavy and rough sounding mix, with a certain Dream Theater feel to it. The tempo is slower though, and the guitar sound rougher. There's a certain tendency to include classical-influenced passages from the synths, and quite a few guitar solos visit neo-classical terrains more or less briefly.

The production is a letdown though - indeed production as well as mix leaves a bit to be desired. Muddy and murky, as well as somewhat unbalanced, the weaknesses of the vocalist aren't hidden while the nuances in the instrumental performances to some extent is. How much better this album could have been I'm unsure of, but it could have sounded a lot better. Still, fans of rough-sounding prog metal of the slower variety should check this one out, as there is quite a few decent compositions here.

Windhawk | 3/5 |


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