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4 stars Ahvak self titled album, is the best Prog-Rock album from Israel. The album is made of seven tracks, 5 of them stand out: Vivisektia, Bherta, Ahvak, Melet and Hamefahakim. The entire album is hard to understand, and a lot of rehearing is needed to fully enjoy the album, each time discovering new things.

Vivisektia is a track that tries to bring the ethnic music of the Mediterranean. The track is well written, although it's less fitting in the album than the other 4 tracks mentioned earlier.

Bherta is better written, and is more interesting. The dialog between the bass and the keyboards is great, and all the musicians do an amazing job.

Regaim is a track which is out of place. The track is nicely written, but is not fitting with the atmosphere and the standard of the rest of the album.

Ahvak is the highlight of the album, dramatic and a great tension builder. The motive is great, and it's sticking to someone's head very quickly. The composition is well written, and the lyrics fit the music well. The musicians play perfectly, making it an enjoyable journey to the open minded person.

Melet is a nice track, surely the nicest to the ear track in the entire album.

Hamefahakim is another great track in the album. Although the track is not as good as Ahvak in the composition, it's still a very good track, which stands with the near perfect playing of the musicians.

The last track, Pirzool, is an out of place track, which should have been cut off from the album.

Overall, this is a great album. You won't heard of him in most of the music stores, but it's in the same line with some of the best RIO bands, like Thinking plague and possibly even Univers Zero. This album is a must-have. 4.5 out of 5

yosimoshe | 4/5 |


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