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3.83 | 386 ratings

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5 stars Ladies & Gentlemen ! Here is a fabulous new entry ! After many listenings since I got this fantastic CD, I can say, simply, that it is my favorite one. At the top of my Top-100 list, in front of everyone, including all Genesis, TFK, GlassHammer ! Everyone. The best prog CD that I own; period !!! The band Kaipa has constantly evolved and gotten better each time. Everyone of their CD's of the 2000's has something interesting, and their 'sound' is easily recognized from the other bands. With ITWOE, they will have a lot of trouble in surpassing that, the next time. In fact, as a colleague here said, this CD is a serious candidate as CD of the year. It personally hits what I like in prog music (see below) and I already can say that I do not see another outing beating this one in 2010 !

At first listen, I have felt thrills ! From song #1 to the last ! It is rare that those things happen. I knew at first I had bought a special and unique CD. Surprising since I have other CD's from Kaipa.

Here we have an original story, an awesome music, super-complex and beautifully linked from the instrumentists. The additions of multiple keyboard sounds and variations renders each track most interesting to listen. The guitar and bass plays add to this complex music but the result is amazing. Everything is well developed and musical themes come and go and come again in a slightly different form. Both singers show a lot of energy and they participate well in the overall splendid effect that each song gives to the listener. The sound quality is excellent and generates power at moments. Since I have all 2000-era Kaipa CD's, I knew they produce quality albums and I get their new opus automatically. But, even if I did not write any review on them to date, because I only started a few weeks ago and I have a lot to check around, I take time especially for this one, because I strongly feel that this is by far their best effort. A new CD like that must be known. I like to rate my CD's, just as does this beautiful site, and I already know ITWOE will be in my Top-5 preferred ones !! (the exact position... to follow.... in my book). Why ? Because I am a symphonic prog fan, and this CD displays every single quality that this genre is supposed to show : complex music, very unpredictable melodies, odd-time signatures and rythms, special lyrics, musicians that are athletes on their instrument, intensities. The songs are constantly changing tones and it is impressive, from a musical standpoint; a marvelous effect.

And there is something very unique that I have never heard anywhere... certain rhythmic sections, completely new to my ears ! It is most original, and surprising when one expects a style from a known band. I was positively stunned to hear such new elements, never encountered. These are in the 3rd and 6th track. Wow ! And an additional positive note : the hope message for futures generations in the text. At the complete opposite of those 'black' messages that we hear sometimes. Refreshing ! I really don't know how they could have all this inspiration ! Really...

There is really no weak part... You could try to search for one or two, but the overall effect is fantastic and beautiful. It is strong all-over the place. This CD has enough awesome music for one to discover something new at every listening. For lasting good a very long time. If you like psychedelic, metal, folk... you might not like this one (why bother to review then ?). But if you like symphonic and intricate musician plays, it is for you ! Very modern... and a classical prog gem at the same time. Perfect note !

Progdaybay | 5/5 |


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