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RESISTENCE IS USELESS

Kalaban

 

Symphonic Prog

3.57 | 26 ratings

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Kingsnake
2 stars This is something different then your run-of-the-mill neoprog. Kalaban focusses more on the King Crimson/Yes style of progrock, rather than Genesis or Pink Floyd.

But this album falls really short. I know it's creative, adventurous and more original then what most bands since 1980, but I really prefer Saga or It Bites. The songs are a big chaos, and it seems nobody listens to each other. They are in eachothers way all the time. Reakky annoying, to hear all the instruments constantly fighting for attention.

Also the drummer is all over the place. He's not tight and should have played with clicktrack. It's frustratingly untight and he chances tempo all the time. The keyboard-leads are really ncie though (sometimes remind me of Mark Kelly). The guitarsound is also horrible.

The production is really amateurish and sounds like a demo rather than an official album. I'm glad that bands like The Flower Kings eventually emerged, so that I can just forget about Kalaban. It's no suprise this band never made it big.

Kingsnake | 2/5 |

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