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ANOMALY

Anomaly

 

Progressive Metal

3.74 | 25 ratings

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b_olariu
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4 stars To sumarise this band and their music - captivating

Wow, I never thought they sound so good, when I've puted my CD to listen in first place 5 years ago. At first spining this dutch band knocked me out of my socks, Anomaly (forgot to tell you the name of the band, to be not confused with the american same name with Sean Reinert at the helm) did avery good job here. The album selftitled from 2000 released at a small label Bee & Bee Records from Hague (Holland) is a journey into jazz fusion metal of the highest calibre. These guys knows how to use the instruments and give something realy spectacular, not far from Cynic (but without voice of course), Gordian Knot. A superb album that has everything must had a fusion metal release, complex arrangements with stunning fretless bass lines made by John Aponno (maybe one of the most underrated jazz fusion playes of this decade), superb guitar chops and what to say - solid and captivating drum elements. The fusion metal is all over the album, from more mellow escapades with nice piano and keys passages to more rougher ones where Rory Hansen the guitar player shines. John-Paul Muņoz drumer and the gear of this album is simply amazing, what he does on some pieces is beyond easy listning, ex: Xtreme and VIR2AL ( a more laid back piece with nice atmosphere and excellent work on keys and drums), maybe the best pieces from here, the rest are also outstanding. In the end a highly recommended band and album for prog metal listners but aswell jazz fusion amateurs will enjoy this one very much. A very solid album with superb musicianship who manage to release only one album, sad, because they were a very promising band with a lot of potential. This album must be clasified as a major release in this field, while is not so known to larger public they desearve to be discovered for sure. Highly recommended - 4-4.5 a close to be a masterpiece, essential to any collection.

b_olariu | 4/5 |

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