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THE BURDEN OF PARADISE

Different Light

 

Crossover Prog

3.97 | 128 ratings

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Kingsnake
4 stars I never knew about this band, but I'm blown away.

I really like this kind of progrock. It has some similarities to IQ, Millenium, Pendragon but also It Bites and Saga. The style is a heavy kind of prog, with lots of guitarriffs and solos. There are lots of rhythm changes and nice heavy soloing on synths and guitar. Sometimes the heavier parts remind me of Threshold and Subsignal.

On the softer parts there also lots of use of piano. Also a reminder of Threshold. The heavy riffing and piano has also some Savatage-moments, even Queen sometimes. Haven't heard such use of piano in heavy rock for a very long time. The vocalist is very good. He sings with a gentle and often warm voice but can easily hold his ground when the music gets heavy. There's lots of use of backing- and harmony vocals. All very melodic and catchy.

There are two long epic suites that work very well and the different parts flow into eachother very easily.

I can really recommend this cd to people who get tired of modern prog being either depressing or too much metal. This is oldschool progrock with a heavy rock approach (with a pop/aor flavour here and there) and offers a lot musically. A very colourful album.

Kingsnake | 4/5 |

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