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4.01 | 395 ratings

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This is second Anekdoten effort, and the begginig of the road that would transform them into one of the most exotic and hypnotic bands of the new Prog scene. As said many times before, their stunning debut Vemod put them on sight of all proggers inmediately but many complaint about the emminent KC simmilarity.

Actually i think although this is an excellent record, their opera prima was something esceptional not surpassed by this one. Nevertheless this cd brought new fans, especially the ones that like more obscure and heavy prog, kind of metalic, but at the same time it is dynamic and chaotic, almost in the vein of RIO/ Avant-prog.

Maybe this is the issue i have with this album, that usually i like progression on a more "classic" way as the symphonic bands, not on a preditable manner but more structured. Maybe is just the fact that i listened to the other Anekdoten recordings before this and fell in love with them so much that Nucleus didnīt impressed me as much.

Anyway ,i enjoyed this cd as always with this band, specially songs like "Book of Hours", "Here" and the relaxing "In freedom" . Very good second album from an promising band at that moment, with a lot of things going on, powerful and amusing, but the best was yet to come.

Somewhere between 3.5 and 4

Viva el Prog!

FranMuzak | 4/5 |


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