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ABSOLUTION

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3.85 | 445 ratings

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imoeng
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4 stars Absolution

Not a really progressive rock album, I suppose, but nonetheless it is a very cool album. I actually bought it around 3 years ago, but I haven't had any chance to talk about this album. Now it's the time.

Since this album is not a really progressive rock album, I reckon this is more of a "true-rock" album, maybe has a bit alternative aspect in it. With a quite proficient musical skills and well-composed songs, also cool sound effects. But for me, the best thing is the feeling everytime I listen to the album, which is very important. Honestly, this is a kind of albums which I like all the songs in it. As a comparison, as a hardcore Dream Theater fan, sometimes there is a song in an album which I don't like. However, different with Absolution, which all the songs are really cool. Again, not progressive metal songs, but they are very good songs, more mainstream actually.

My favourite song in the album is probably Sing For Absolution (track 4), which has a nice vocal and lyric. The song is more of an easy listening song than a metal song, but then again, I like it. An example of a song that needs a "quite" high technical skills is Stockholm Syndrome (track 5) and Hysteria (track 8). Both of these songs can be compared directly to Octavarium's Panic Attack from Dream Theater. That song has an intro like Stockholm Syndrome and a solo like Hysteria. Now think, if the song is similar to Dream Theater's, this album should be a cool album.

Bottom line, I should have given this album 4.5 stars, maybe 5 stars for a hard rock or alternative rock album. However because this is a progressive rock review, four stars can really exemplify the coolness of this album. Okay, time is running out.

Sing for absolution!- Imoeng

imoeng | 4/5 |

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