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3.47 | 37 ratings

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4 stars Somnambulist is a great discovery I have made here on Prog Archives. This is a truly innovative and progressive band. The sound of their music is very dark and symphonic in a simple way. The bass is very dominant throughout the album. King Crimson in of some influence even though Somnambulist doesnīt sound like them, there are just hints here and there.

The vocals which are pretty sparse on this album are very great when they appear. Henry Bones has a very diverse vocal style which ranges from aggressive to mellow. With such strong vocals you should think that you would miss them as most of this album is instrumental, but when they appear they help the songs evolve to a higher state. This is great prog rock.

The music is very intricate but at times very simple. There are many different parts in most songs and the songs are not normally structured which is something I favour. Some of the instrumental parts are very exciting too. I especially like the strange guitar solo in Pinocchio. But other than that this is not an album with very many solos on. Itīs more the interplay between the instruments that are so great.

All in all this was a nice surprise to me and I will give this one 4 stars for the innovative nature and dark mood.

UMUR | 4/5 |


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