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The Mute Gods


Crossover Prog

3.40 | 60 ratings

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2 stars Sometimes a band or project is placed on a pedestal so high even before any music is released, and then, when the album is actually released, the band falls off the pedestal, and it hurts, quite a lot!

The Mute Gods is tagged as 'super trio' of the modern Progressive Rock era with names very well known: Nick Beggs (Steve Hackett, Steven Wilson and Lifesigns), Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats, Tony Levin and Steven Wilson) and also Roger King. However, when listening to the record it is incredible to note how well-known musicians and pros managed to record an album so anemic and so poorly produced. Amateur would be the first word that comes to mind when I think of the production of the record. And that's the irony of it all.

The instruments are all mixed in a blur of sound and there is not the slightest separation in the frequencies, it seems as if is only one instrument playing, a very messy one, and you're unable to distinguish anything. Even Marco Minnemann, who is a great drummer, disappears in ... Tardigrades Will Inherit the Earth because of the production, any interesting idea that the drummer has was basically destroyed by the production.

Ironic is the fact that the band call themselves The Mute Gods, because that would be the best thing for the trio: being mute! The vocals on this record are just horrible! Either they are terribly bad or they are terribly annoying, there is no middle ground!

You want a good Prog Rock record from 2017? Stay far far away from ... Tardigrades Will Inherit the Earth. There are at least 2555 more interesting bands playing Progressive Rock in 2017!

ProgShine | 2/5 |


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