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Book Of Hours


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3.58 | 3 ratings

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4 stars This 22 minutes EP is interesting. But, it's only a fraction of what the band can do. Even if the sound is not so professional, the music is quite enjoyable. Some people will love this stuff. Honestly, after only a few listenings, I can't stop playing it. The magic is very subtle and hard to discover/understand, so with concentration, it can start to emerge.

I'm not a specialist about King Crimson, but I can recognize some similitudes in Book Of Hours' music, specially when the flute goes on while the guitars and the bass still plays, and with a drum, slowly coming in. Some riffs, notably during the intros, remind me of Tool. But there's is few keyboards: it is really concentrated on the guitars. The female singer is talented and her voice fits very well with the rest of the music. The only thing I could complain about her, is that she's always singing in the same tonality. I would love to hear her singing in different ways, with different intensities.

All the four tracks contain interesting material, without a doubt. The first one, 'Where The Ocean Meets The Sea', is a little agressive. The second one, 'Dissonance', is rather slow and strange. The third one, 'In-between', gets a little symphonic with an oriental background. The fourth one, 'Anomy', is greatly powerful because of that musical harmony that keeps going on with more and more intensity - I love it!!!

There's another track on their website, called 'Submergency', which could have complete this EP. So, I encourage you to download it to get an idea of their style, still it's not enough to show you what they are if you do not have this EP. They have a new album coming out soon, with a new guitarist named Jonas Hansson. Let's see which turn BOOK OF HOURS will take - I'm sure it will be very interesting!

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