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Crossover Prog

3.32 | 59 ratings

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4 stars An easy album to listen to, it has no pretentions of being a 'Prog-Rock' band other than the generous melodious rhythms they play musically. As intended, referencing Pink Floyd numerously, Abarax by no means relying solely on the sound of another band, certainly holds their own style with unique sounds in unique arrangements wrapped around Intensions of familiar sounds of 'Prog' heard in other bands or genres. Though not unique, Abarax has a refreshing take on the poetic-like delivery of words and vocals on a few tracks. The album draws you to a story like 'featurette', pulling you into its unique sounds and arrangements. Not a complicated lyrical agenda, it allows you to listen to the arrangement without having to focus too much on the topics at hand. Lyrically on a specific sense of moral encompassment, overall the album does play out like a stage production (Jeff Wayne- War Of The Worlds). After all music is an ancient form of history telling, simplicity of delivery works well in Abarax favour. Abarax does offer the sense of listening to the essentials of Pink Floyd in a mid-relaxed rhythm. musically, details of 'Epic' are drawn from an earlier era, lending that 60's sound from albums stemming between the periods of Umma-Gumma and Obscured With Clouds. Even the essential sound of PRI is acquainted While, vocals have a more modern and mature portrayal like that of Phil Collins or Mike Rutherford.

( Similar band making perspective takes on Pink Floyd are the unique UK band Anathema on their Resonance album from 2001 )

Approgximation | 4/5 |


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