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Pale Fire
4 stars This CD is very well done. I was very impressed. This leans more towards "Orchestrated" prog than it does "Band" prog. It sounds like there should be a mad conductor standing at the front of the studio, flailing his arms in the air while dressed in satanic garb. Much like Tool asks us to do in Schism, we have to "Find beauty in the dissonance" for the most part. If this CD had been more recent, I'd think it was a Mike Patton side project. That aside, if you can get past the somewhat creepy outer shell, what is left is a well made CD that praises complexity though amazing instrumentation. It is as technical as it is long, although there are some periods where little or no deviation is present from a certain pattern. For those with interests in darker, less melodic fusion jazz, or even those who like dark prog metal like TOOL or Pain of Salvation, it's worth a listen.
Pale Fire | 4/5 |


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