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ANIMA

Spheric Universe Experience

 

Progressive Metal

3.71 | 64 ratings

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painofdamnation
5 stars Best progressive metal album of 2007

There are many many prog metal bands out there sounding the same. This avalanche of newcomers inspired on Dream Theater and Symphony X is quite annoying at times because when a good band appears it's difficult to give them a try due to this overflow of clones. Luckily I got to listen to Spheric Universe Experience's Mental Torments, an awesome album but with lack of production work. Well, the point is that because of this I was very excited waiting for their next release and what an album they made!! I got caught into this progressive power metal from the very first track. It's a highly technical and yet passionate release, sounding way much better than Mental Torments, it's full of catchy tunes and there's no way to get bored. Every single song is precisely where it should be, it's length is enough for appreciate it but not too long for wishing for it to end, the riffs are magnificient (specially "The Inner Quest" and "The Key") and most of all, the whole band sounds like there wasn't anything they'd enjoy more than making music. Anima's highlights for me are "The Inner Quest", "Neptune's Revenge", "The Key" (the best song in my opinion, with an intro clearly influenciated by Nobuo Uematsu's music for Final Fantasy VII) and the insane closing intrumental "Black Materia". Easily the best progressive metal release of 2007, 5 stars.

painofdamnation | 5/5 |

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