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Gordian Knot


Eclectic Prog

3.77 | 182 ratings

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3 stars This is an album basicly written by Sean Malone. Sean Malone, known as a member from Cynic, great Tech Death Metal band, made with this project another kind of music. The metal has almost gone and it left an instrumental music made by great musicians. I don't like the term "music for musicians" but for this album it might be right. The music is very relaxed with great lead guitars but the harmonies and rhythms are very complex. You have to sit down and listen to that great complexity.

Also the musicians are quite known in the Prog scene. So Sean Malone recruited Steve Hackett, Bill Bruford and other for this album. If you are a fan boy of those, you won't need this album because they play not their typical style but the style that fits into the music. However it is nice to see how different they can play. The songs are all good but "Some brighter Thing" is a masterpiece. It has great hooks, great parts and weird time signatures. You should buy this album, when you like instrumental music, which is complex on the one hand but also relaxed with great melodies on the other hand. It is not the typical show off music, which is often the problem of those albums.

Priamus | 3/5 |


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