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HOPE TO SEE ANOTHER DAY

Believe

 

Neo-Prog

3.38 | 82 ratings

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apps79
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3 stars After his important career with Collage and his brief tenure with Satellite and as his personal career was somehow put on ice, Mirek Gil and his anxious spirit decided to move on with a new project in mid-00's.He gave life to Believe, a new band that includes a few surprising members.Japanese violin player Satomi, the first singer of Collage Tomasz Rozycki on guitars and vocals and Satellite's original bassist Przemyslaw Zawadzki.The rest of the band were singer Robert Sieradzki, drummer Wlodzimierz Tafel and keyboardist Adam Milosz.Recorded at Gil's own studio, the debut of Believe ''Hope to see another day'' saw the light in 2006 on Galileo Records for Europe, MALS for the Russian market and Oskar Records for the Polish one.

It is widely known that Gil constantly developed his music in every project or band he participated and Believe are no exception.With his new band he tries to mix the refined Polish Prog sound with the heavier excursions of PORCUPINE TREE, while the album contains also strong PINK FLOYD-ian hints and the presence of Satomi and her violin makes the sound of the group quite unique.However there are plenty of references to his past with COLLAGE, as parts of the album are characterized by nice and moving guitar solos, light symphonic keyboards and very dreamy yet expressive vocals.This time though the fundamental roots of Gil are blended with powerful and angular guitar riffs as well as mascular grooves, while a couple of tracks are trully sensitive with a light psychedelic edge, based on Rozycki's always warm voice.Satomi is not always present, but when she does the sound obtains a different approach, led by her crying violins, quite close to OUTER LIMITS' vibes, with a slight Classical influence.The overall result is an elaborate mix of dynamic Heavy Rock with elaborate Neo/Symphonic Progressive Rock in the classic tradition of Polish Prog bands, both adventurous and deeply emotional.

There are moments in this album, where Believe seem to try to find some solid and confident steps in this new approach.Most of the album though is great with a rich and passionate sound, very modern and fairly demanding.Recommended.

apps79 | 3/5 |

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