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4.29 | 13 ratings | 2 reviews | 38% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2018

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Ophidian Strike (17:38)
2. Miraggio (5:43)
3. Aboard (8:20)
4. Desert Orchid (13:06)

Total Time 44:07

Line-up / Musicians

- Francesco Bonardi / guitar
- Marijn DE Boer / guitar
- Tim Hidskes / keyboards
- Simon Venema / bass
- Chris Bechtum / drums

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HACKBERRY Hackberry ratings distribution

(13 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(38%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(46%)
Good, but non-essential (15%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by rdtprog
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Heavy / RPI / Symphonic Prog Team
4 stars Sometimes you can be blown away by an instrumental prog rock album from a band that you don't hear a lot. This one has only four songs with 2 big epics. It starts with a song that has a solid melody in the vein of the more progressive side of Dream Theater. The song is played at just the right tempo to enjoy the melody. It's mostly drum/guitar and bass oriented but the keyboards have their space later on. There is some cool bass break in the middle of the first song with some spacey passage that brings things down. "Miraggio" brings another atmosphere with a short piano intro before the heaviness comes back in a pure Opeth style and some powerful guitar riffs. The band enjoys to stretch out their song in a kind of control jamming style keeping at times a frenetic pace with some smooth break and a quieter guitar to gives us a breather after some intense passages. I can't say anything wrong with this album that has solid melodies that keep you engaged throughout the 45 minutes. There's not a minute wasted for fans of Heavy Prog, Prog Metal and beyond...

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5 stars Ever since their EP ŽDesert OrchidŽ I followed this band. After hearing the renewed album version of this song I knew that this album was going to be good. The sound is very open and the playing very tight. I especially enjoy the 17+ minute openingtrack ŽOphidian StrikeŽ, which has a very nice i ... (read more)

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