Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Haken - Aquarius CD (album) cover




Heavy Prog

4.06 | 1065 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

5 stars Haken's debut Aquaris is one of the best albums to come out of the progressive scene in a very long time.

It could be described as heavy prog, but with a strong Dream Theater influence. It doesn't go over the top in prog metal cliches and become generic though - it is extremely original and the compositions reflect that.

They go all over the place, all the time. There is never a certainty of where the band will go as far as the songwriting is concerned, the album always leaves room for unpredictability. But that is not a positive in and of itself, it's because of the melodies remaining unchanged even with the crazy instrumentation.

The playing on the album is nothing but superb too, everyone does a fantastic job on this particular release and there is no real weak spot on the album - apart from the song Sun. Overall, this album takes you on a journey and leaves your mind completely blown away. You just want to hear it again and again.

Five stars.

jsem | 5/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this HAKEN review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives