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Kayo Dot



4.24 | 380 ratings

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I find this, the 1st release of the band, more enjoyable than their second output Dowsing Anemone...Although Choirs Of The Eye is a very odd album i think is a bit more accesible and flows nicely in an obvious Post-Rock feeling, with, as i said before, a few chaotic moments in their already stablished style with former act Maudlin Of The Well, but less metal oriented.

For those unfamiliar with these bands, i can tell you that the Prog Metal tag could be a little tricky, donīt expect anything like DT or Symphony X, instead try to imagine Sigur Ros with a bit of King Crimsonīs crazy jamming and a jazzy touch with the use of many unusual instruments in Prog metal genre like clarinet, trumpet, sax, flute, violin, etc.,and of course some heavy riffs, but just a few.

The result is a intresting 'Avant/Post Rock' hybrid, very original,yes, but challenging to the ear at times and very pleasant and atmospheric at some moments. I have to tell you that i had difficult times the first listenings, specially with the screaming sections, but now i can say that i enjoy it, not like my fave albums, but when iīm in the mood i can have good moments with it.

The tracks i like the most are "A Pitcher Of Summer",the shortest but very nice song, "Wayfarer" and "The Antique" which closes the album in an extreme way, with heavyness and smoothness. After all a good CD that could fasinate fans of odd music, but at the same time, will be very hard to please the average Proghead, for that reason iīm giving it 3 stars.

Viva el Prog!

FranMuzak | 3/5 |


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