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IMPENDING ASCENSION

Magellan

 

Heavy Prog

3.69 | 131 ratings

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Menswear
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1 stars *Sigh*

My mom told me not to laugh at others misfortune, and she's right. So when it comes to appreciate an album, sometimes only sarcastic lines comes to you. That's never good. So I'll be gentle.

Why do I keep lurking at Magellan: they have super album art. Just beautiful, colorful and attractive. Positive: they have a good eye. I'm a sucker for great art cover, whaddaya want? I'm a softie, hoping that the gift matches the wrapping paper.

What grinds my gears: their lack of coherence. It's not the technique; they can play, and how. They're actually very good players.

Coherence: writing songs that makes sense, a sense of going somewhere. Gentle Giant are complex, but their songs gel. Magellan songs are complex, but they change direction every 15 seconds. So you feel like listening to snippets of songs, a myriad of segments that were never developped into a full idea. Just bits and more bits of songs bouncing frivolously hoping to create a 'song', leaving you with the feeling of being lost in a sea of over-enthusiasm.

Trent Gardner singing: a monotonous line without emotion or ondulation, so whack you'll roll your eyes.

Once again, it's NOT deprived of qualities: some (too quick) parts are bombastic and catchy, but them spectre of boredom lurks again, and again.

Menswear | 1/5 |

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