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Vanden Plas


Progressive Metal

3.42 | 72 ratings

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3 stars 3.5 for sure

The debut of this excellent and in same time one of my fav prog metal bands ever is more then a decent release in this field. Released in 1994 and named Colour temple, showing right from the start how mature was the songwritting and overall playing. Incorporating besides prog metal elements some '80s metal in overall sound, the combination is a winning point here, because they really knew to make an accesible but yet solid album. I was really impressed by Andy Kuntz vocal arrangements, really really great, a very strong voice and very inspired vocal passages, one hell of a singer. Also the musicianship is more then ok, I mean these guys are playing here like is their fifth album not the debut. Andreas Lill is definetly one of the major guitar influence in prog metal zone, he has her some spectacular parts like on When The Wind Blows or Soul survivor maybe the best tune of the album and one of their better pieces from entire career, For me a solid debut that gets better and better with the time, no dull or boring moments here, the album aged very well and is at least for me among their better albums. 3.5 stars for sure

b_olariu | 3/5 |


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