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Experimental/Post Metal

4.16 | 650 ratings

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3 stars It took a while to this band to propose truly interesting music ; but with "Eternity" and "Alternative" they confirmed what was already noticeable during "Pentecost III": namely a band with a huge potential.

I have to say that I am a bit disappointed with this release. None of the tracks is weak (except the closing track maybe, but few are memorable. It sounds very much like a later Porcupine Tree album and therefore, they might be considered as a precursor of the genre: melodic vocals (what a change with their early releases), powerful beat and hard music at times. Melancholy is also very present, like PT later ("Emotional Winter".

I would have liked some more variety between the songs which sound pretty much alike (except the mellow ballad "Parisienne Moonlight" and the slow instrumental "2000 & Gone"). But they are all well crafted with a special mention for "One Last Goodbye" which features a superb and emotional guitar solo.

Another very good song is the title which holds an incredible crescendo: from sweet to extremely wild. It ends up in a total abrupt manner. All of this in just over four minutes. It is one of the highlights from this "Judgement". It is one of the highlights from this work.

Three stars for this album.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |


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