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3.55 | 9 ratings | 2 reviews | 11% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2008

Songs / Tracks Listing

01. New Religion
02. Money
03 .Keep On...
04. Melody
05. Rainbow
06. Dragon Babe
07. One Day
08. Nejdou
09. Viva Freedom
10. Maria Magdalena
11. Ztrácím
12. Dračí Křídla
13. Circle

Line-up / Musicians

Petr Kutheil - vocals
Libor Barto - flute
Mirek Mu?ík - keyboards, hammond organ, vocals
Michal Hladuvka - guitar
Marty ?mejkal - guitar
Pavel Barto? - bass
Tomas Stloukal - drums

Releases information

Released on CD in 2008 - Votchi & Popron music

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and to marty mcfly for the last updates
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VOTCHI New religion ratings distribution

(9 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(11%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(56%)
Good, but non-essential (33%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by Marty McFly
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars Band Votchi is quite mixed bunch of various genres, styles, influences and sounds. It's from Czech R. which is quite strange, because I wasn't even aware that we have such bands here.

Rock, Metal, Jethro Tull like flute, chorals, everything is here. Rock vocals, eastern influences. The sing in English which helps foreigners to understand what the hell they sing about (but this is quite common in today's Czech work). It's incomparable, because this band uses "Anglo-Saxon" sound with some Czech elements (but I'm not so sure which ones).

In overall, songs are melodic, very complex with strong riffs and in general 'eavy sound. It's also keyboard dominated sound. Yes, conclusion is that this is very eclectic, Heavy sound and as such, this literally combines everything with everything.

There's no brass band music as far as I know.

4(+), even it's perfect, it's not as perfect as it could have been. But don't mind this, because this is just personal feeling.

There's also cover of Maria Magdalena, not bad, but nothing so interesting for me, as I hate the melody. There are three Czech tracks, I hope you will like our language too.

Lyrics of songs are mostly dreamy, magical and free. Yeah, free.

Review by b_olariu
3 stars Third album of this intristing band from Czech Republic, named New religion from 2008. Now this time they change direction, ok in a good way of course, they know bussines, but this time this album is a bit less intristing then Unicorn. Even in places is more towards metal, the Dream Theater influences are more obvious here, but aswell they keep the older formula on every track. Nice flute elements, a little less used like on Unicorn, but good for sure, the keyboards have now a more important role, some fantastic interplays between keyboards and guitar made from this album worth investigated. Very good is the openig track, New religion with grandious chorus and very good vocal arrangements, who by the way , were fantastic on Unicorn, I forgot to say it. Very good the voice of Petr Kutheil, from mellow to a more rough passages, he really did a great work. Another good album by this Votchi, they need more attention because they worth it, but this time only a 3 more like 3.5 star, still good but less strong then Unicorn, their best so far. A band to watch in the future because they know bussines in heavy prog zone. Both albums available at cdbaby so don't hesitate to have it because they worth.

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