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TALVIKUNINGAS

CMX

 

Progressive Metal

4.05 | 11 ratings

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Marty McFly
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4 stars At first, I thought that the lyrics are in Italian (it sounded to me quite like it), however, I knew that they're Finnish. It's probably that when I think about Finnish metal, I always think about all these endless English-singing ones. They started as punk band - clear to hear on second track. Not classic punk, as it's more complex (which is accomplished by changing pace of song and layering), while first song, Kaikkivaltias is more prog. It's strange, but it's something between Prog Metal and RPI, but mostly, sound here is quite heavy and you have this dense feeling that this music "IS" here, you can feel its presence. Variety of album is so big that one thing here is for sure - you won't be bored. Needed to say that calm parts are more like sparsely present. Langennut Valo ending is very crazy, expect something sinister and dreadful, but when you're ready to face it, do it and await the results. Nah, it's not that bad. Following track, Quanta is more "rock" with furiously calm drums (yes, it's possible, no mindless bashing, but clever and complex line instead).

4(+), let's be sober for this time. Ranging from almost ambient (almost, because it's never ambient) to extreme metal, this album is very unique.

Marty McFly | 4/5 |

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