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3 stars This is the latest release from Australian genius Plini whose music has fortunately arrived to my ears and senses for the last month. So far he has released only singles and a EP-trilogy, this one, entitled The End of Everything is the final one from that trilogy, and I hope this leads him to his first full-length album, which I am very keen to listen because he is really a talented guy whose music touches the prog metal, djent, jazz and post rock realms. No matter in which realm you are listening to, he will delight you.

It opens with "The End of Everything", whose sound is fast and powerful, totally in the progressive metal vein. Since the first seconds, you will notice that Plini might be a young project, but never an amateur one, because the music is really challenging, interesting and complex, truly mature for such a young man. Seconds later it changes, slows down and a new structure and atmosphere are being built up. The metal essence prevails, but a jazzy tune is added, drums are great but guitar is by far the most important element here.

"Wombat Astronaut" totally contrasts with the opener. Here we listen to soft and kind rock, much slower, with less intensity but with a wonderful composition. Here what I love is the inclusion of piano, Luke Martin is the guilty here and in the other two EPs. The sound is jazzy, delicious, truly enjoyable. By the way, the drums here are played by Marco Minnemann, so go figure. After three minutes the song becomes much slower and quieter, gentler if you want, the jazz presence is even more evident. So as I mentioned before, no matter if Plini gives you metal, jazz or another genre, you will be delighted.

The final track is "Paper Moon", which happens to be the longest composition from Plini, not only here, but in all his releases (I think). And this one returns to the bombastic scene, to the virtuosity, to the obvious enormous technique of this guitar man, and also to the metal oriented side of Plini. After two minutes and a half it makes a change, the music slows down so we can take a deep breath and start again. Electronic elements are added and a kind of post-rock feel briefly appears. Then after the fifth minute the intensity increases, guitar takes the leadership and the prog metal ambient returns, now with a more emotional atmosphere. Fabulous track!

Well, I am really enthusiastic about Plini's music, and thank you man for creating this music and sharing it via Bandcamp, so I could reach your tunes. I am eagerly waiting for your first full-length album.

Now don't pay attention to my rating, because as a reviewer I have my "own rules" which don't allow me to rate releases under 20 minutes with more than 2 stars, unless it is the EP or single of my life, or unless I want to give a symbolic rate. This time I'll give it 3 stars, because I've reviewed his 9 releases and I've enjoyed them all.

Enjoy it!

memowakeman | 3/5 |


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