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Uranian - La Ciudad de los Sueños CD (album) cover




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3.68 | 37 ratings

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3 stars Wow. Amazing. Here's one of my personal contenders for the album of the year (sharing this title with Wobbler's Rites At Dawn, Gösta Berlings Saga's Glue Works, Sky Architect's Dying Man's Hymn and Accordo Dei Contrari's Kublai, among many others, so far) I'm really glad to see Uranian included in the Archives.

These guys hail from Bahía Blanca, Argentina; and their sound is an incredibly effective and powerful mix between progressive metal elements and symphonic ones, like Liquid Tension Experiment's symphonic side (their song 'Biaxident' comes to my mind) or the heavy-symphonic rock that the french outfit Nemo offers, minus the (dramatic) vocals.

I had already listened to a few songs of theirs before their debut album came out and the band gained my attention, and when their debut album came out, I have to say that they have not only reached my expectations, they have completely surpassed them.

All the musicians make an excellent performance on this album, and it's evident that they four know exactly how to play them. The dramatic keyboards, the powerful 6-string bass, the precise drumming and the jaw-dropping guitar work are in a perfect balance all along the 69 minutes of the album.

Every song is brilliant, but Amalgamas de Soledad (Loneliness Amalgams), Paradoja Ancestral (Ancestral Paradox), the namesake song (The City Of Dreams) and Un Tiempo Después (After a While) are a step higher than the rest of the album.

Highly recommended!

Lima96 | 3/5 |


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