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3.42 | 91 ratings

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2 stars I just hope they don't try to make a living outta their music.

Countless bands in the progressive world, and they don't ecounter the same level of success. Popular bands like Dream Theater or Arena are lucky; many loyal fans seems to follow their tour dates and waiting eagerly to a new album. This is not the case here...

Do you know anybody stating Magellan has one of his favorite band?

I don't. Some bands are just desperate to create music, and with Impossible Figures you can spot traces of Yes, ELP, Genesis, Peter Gabriel and Chicago everywhere. Yep, Chicago man. Talk about the usual suspects but done in a relatively original way. Indeed, Magellan don't seem to be too affected by the cloning syndrome. Good news then!

This album is listenable (like the crunchy Late For Church), and demands total attention but does not seems to go anywhere fast. Even if you take a song like Killer of Hope, the ideas are put together without much sense of cohesion. The songs are often boring, lacking hooks and the time changes are making the whole scene almost hermetic to a homogenic feel.

What you get is hyperactive songs with moderate guitars (so progressive metal is not appropriate at all) that cause you more headaches to understand than a David Lynch movie. The keyboards are boring and worn out, the vocals could be more melodic plus the insane amount of ideas are simply drowning the whole thing down. It's okay to make a challenging album, but please be more careful about throwing a bone to your listener once in a while.

Please listen before buying.

Menswear | 2/5 |


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