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kev rowland
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4 stars

This was the last of the three EP's from 2014, and was a surprise in a few different ways. Firstly, Stu is singing in German (well, it is a German song after all), it's a cover, and it's a cover of a song by Rammstein, not a band usually referenced by prog bands. There will be a version on 'Quiet Storms', which will be out later this year, but whether it is one of these we will just have to wait and see. The first of the four is a delicate piano and violin version, which really captures a beauty that I think Rammstein threaten at in their own version, but miss with the bombastic attack for which they are so well-known.

The "fully loaded" version is the one that is closest to the original, as the delicate pianos give way to crunching guitars, although there is also a lot of depth here with quite a bit going on musically within the verse, so there is a stronger structure. Of course, Stu's vocals will never quite have the edge of the original as he is quite a different singer, but I he has always been able to provide menace when he needs to, and does it here with aplomb. The other two versions are an English language take on the piano/vocal, and the other is a piano instrumental. This last has a real beauty to it, and is something I have really enjoyed playing. In many ways it is simplistic, but simple music can be incredibly hard to play, and Dean produces a wonderful interpretation. If you are interested in Galahad, or Rammstein, then this is well worth getting.

kev rowland | 4/5 |


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