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3.59 | 310 ratings

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Isaac Peretz
2 stars Virus is more or less the same album as Vector, which makes sense since they're both technically one album. That's why I'm giving it the same rating as Vector, because they both have the same quality.

Basically it's Djentesque progressive metal. Djent has been growing in popularity, that doesn't annoy me as long as these bands use it to develop their own sound. Well, Haken is obviously not doing that. They still sound a lot like Dream Theater and clearly this trend won't stop, since it's been a decade already. Obviously this is an enjoyable album, but not excellent in any means.

I have said this many times: Haken has excellent musicians, but they need to exit their comfort zone and develop their own sound! Otherwise you just have a Dream Theater copy-cat and, well, you'll have a better time just listening to Dream Theater.

Two stars.

Isaac Peretz | 2/5 |


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