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ON THIS PERFECT DAY

Guilt Machine

 

Progressive Metal

3.90 | 178 ratings

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b_olariu
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3 stars Guilt Machine is another project of famous Arjen Lucassen from Ayreon fame. They released in 2009 the album named On ths perfect day. At first spin I was little surprised about what I've found here on this release, not in a very positive way, I've expected something else, more vein , more balls on compositions who sounds very same, the variety is not at his home here, but overall not a bad album. The music from here is almost the same with Ayreon Universal migrator part I, same moody, atmospheric prog metal, even in places ambiental moments interlude with dark elements but combined with some prog metal arrangements the album is most of the time enjoyble. What I don't like is some pieces are too long, and not offering something really excellent to grab the listner for all 11 min for ex on Green and cream, an ok track but no more then that. 2 pieces stand apart from the rest, while keeping same mid tempo mmood, are far better then the rest, Twisted coil and Seaason of denial, great prog metal arrangements here, whre the voice of Jasper Steverlinck shines, he remind me in some parts of Damian Willson from Threshold fame and aswell he worked with Lucassen on some Ayreon pieces fiew years ago. The unmatch style of Lucassen is instantly recognazible here, same aproach like his main band Ayreon, but this time, the keys are more background and atmospheric with little space for free improvizations. So overall a good album who desearve 3 stars, but is far from being an essential listning or something groundbreaking, still pleasent most of the time.
b_olariu | 3/5 |

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