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Loved this kind of music. How couldnīt i fall in love with this band when they have all i like. Their sound is a mixure of some of my favorite sub-genres: Space-Rock, Neo-Prog and Prog Metal and their influences are from some of my all time fave bands like Pink Floyd and Porcupine Tree and other beloved ones like Anathema and Opeth. This has been said in almost every review of the cd and band in general, and acually i was afraid of reviewing this thinking in what else could i say after many excelent critics. The problem is that i am so enthusiastic about this band that i coudnīt help it.

The only thing i can add is just my personal feeling. And that is that i think this one of the best debuts in many years. What a way to start! And what a song to start! "The Same River" still my fave of the album, itīs incredible how they manage to keep my attention on a very long introduction and then the beatiful singing: As you know iīve always... then the keys...then the scream...then the haunting guitar...then the calm...... Amazing.

And what to say about the other songs, all gems. Great compositions, powerful tunes like the title track and "Reality Dream" I & II and enchanting dark mellow ones like "I Believe" and "Loose Heart" with an explosive end. What else can i say, i mean, everything has been said.

Is this the most original band? Maybe not, but who cares. Is this a good album? YES, at least one of the best of that year. Is this one of the most promising bands on the Prog scene? Maybe it is, but who knows for sure. All this questions will be answered in different ways by all my fellow progheads, but only time will tell.

Viva el Prog!

FranMuzak | 5/5 |


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