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5 stars From the beginning I want to say that SUBSIGNAL-TOUCHSTONES is the best prog album of the 2011 year and one of the best in the history of this pretentious musical genre!BEAUTIFUL AND MONSTROUS-the debut of this amazing band- was a musical jewel,but this second one is touching perfection!To be honest,I think that SUBSIGNAL could be called a super group,because excepting the 2 guys from SIEGES EVEN-Menses and Steffen-what we have here is the drummer of SUN CAGED and the bass player and keyboard player from DREAMSCAPE-another disbanded?!?! magnificent German band!So,the final result of the talent of this heavenly gifted musicians couldn't have been other than an excellent one!What makes the difference of this album compared to other good prog metal or prog rock albums is the fantastic voice of the Dutchman ARNO MENSES-the vocalist of SUBSIGNAL!THE ART OF NAVIGATION BY THE STAR and PARAMOUNT in SIEGES EVEN were the prove that this guy can really sing,but only here ,in SUBSIGNAL-he exploded literally and delivers the real measure of his tremendeous talent!He is now in the PANTHEON of the best prog rock singers- 100 % he is a sure value and has a very strong and precise personality and identity!His warm voice,his artistical sensitivity and passioned feeling in his wonderful voice fits perfectly well with the fantastic compositions that MARKUS STEFFEN-the brain of the band- is delivering! Undoubtedly ,we feel here some structures of the unique SIEGES EVEN music,but SUBSIGNAL is something different!We call this neo prog music,but the wide range of musical expression in SUBSIGNAL music is pushed really further by this band-they are extremelly capable,innovative and professional!Strong musical emotions guaranteed,and many repeated auditions of this album will satisfy at 200 % no matter what prog music lover!75 minutes of pure delightment,a milestone album and one of the rare cases of albums that after the first audition-the listener says WOW!Man...that's real music!Wonderful,simply wonderful!If perfection didn't find yet a name in neo prog music-well,now the case is solved-the name is SUBSIGNAL!500 stars if possible!
Ovidiu | 5/5 |


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