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SILENT SENTINEL

Advent

 

Eclectic Prog

3.76 | 92 ratings

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rdtprog
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5 stars Advent is a American band with a clear influence of the British scene playing Retro Prog with a huge influence of Gentle Giant, the pastoral music of Genesis and Steve Hackett. If you enjoy some light music with flute, acoustic guitar and Canterbury style music where jazzy passages that could remind us the more modern band Nathan Mahl, you will enjoy this. To appreciate this album you can't listen to this as a background music, because the songs are complex and intricate. The way the band has used the multi-parts vocals is one reason to make the connection to Gentle Giant, but also some song structures. There is a lot of acoustic guitar in the pure Hackett style with some symphonic parts at the end of the album with the great song "Romanitas". In the other epic song "Silent Sentinel" , there is many twists and moods including some strange cinematic atmosphere, totally brillant! The tempo of the songs are never getting very fast and when it gets a little speedier in the song "Riptide in Aeternaum", it doesn't last long. It's ironic that this Retro Prog music comes as a breath of fresh air in all those moderns Prog bands that strives for heavier music with some crunchy guitars, big drums sound and the latest keyboards technology.
rdtprog | 5/5 |

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