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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.90 | 428 ratings

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5 stars The third release of a great band. One more step ahead, firmly heading to the Olympo. The evolution of Leprous' music is constant. From creative tech-death prog metal in their debut AEOLIA, followed by the more complex and subtle (yes it can be in spite of the powered background) TALL POPPY SYNDROME, they got to this BILATERAL, in which the music has become more melodic and closer to main stream compositional Prog. Here the tech-death has been reduced to a few well-placed bits and the voices by Solberg have gained a prominent place in the structure of the tracks. At times, one may feel some have been composed to be sung, which is not very Prog... unless the voice plays music, and this is the case here. Excellent. This guy is becoming one of the greatest singers. I never liked the voices to be a main point in Prog music because the instrumental composition tends to reduce and degrade. It is not the case in this album, but let's keep an eye on it for the future. In this album there are new ambient elements substituting for the excellent piano interludes in the first AEOLIA, I miss the rough freshness of the starter, but I'm afraid it has gone for good. The band has sophisticated quite a lot, the roughness flipped into bombastic, but their creativity is at the highest, so we rather do not complain. Thorn, Mb Indiferentia, Waste of Air, Acquired Taste, thay are all great compositions, actually there are no weak tracks. All have talent inside.
poito | 5/5 |


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