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Experimental/Post Metal

3.55 | 127 ratings

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5 stars To me, Idmen is possibly one the five best albums in the 2001-2010 decade. Hence five stars.

Now that this is out of the way, to the album itself: Idmen is the second studio album from Polish band Indukti and definitely their most original, thought-out and mastered yet. Whereas S.U.S.A.R still had that Riverside vibe to it (likely due in part to Mariusz Duda's presence on some pieces), Idmen kills the proverbial father and steps out in new territory.

And by "new territory", I mean that, to my knowledge, there is no other band that sounds quite like the mix of dark progressive rock, progressive metal, experimental tech-metal and post-rock.

Upon first listening to this album, the only thing you can expect is the unexpected: in one given piece, ambiances can evolve from one extreme to another, from an Eastern folk ambiance to massive metal riffs. Ewa Jablonska's violin act as a strong counterpoint to the heavy, dark music the rest of the band manages to pull off.

Original, often brutal, never boring, this is no prog for the faint of heart! It is a trip to the darkest recess of progressive music, to an underground place where different genres meet when their parents aren't looking. A dark, underrated jewel.

Alias | 5/5 |


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