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Garden Wall


Progressive Metal

3.30 | 20 ratings

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3 stars Fifth studio album of this very intristing but in same time hard to digest bad named Forget the colours from 2002. I know previous two album from this band, and liked very much Chimica whi is to me at least the best album they ever done, they needed almost 5 years to come with a new album issued at Mellow records. Well to tell the truth, the ideas on this release are ok, but to much avant metal for my taste and less prog metal as on Chimica for ex. The musicianship is top notch for sure, what suffers here is the musical ideas, not very well constructed and kinda chaoutic in places, but still well performed by the members. One of the most original band coming from Italy in last 2 decades in prog metal field, Garden Wall still is miles away from popularity, I mean they are almost unknown to vast majority of prog metal fans, for sure they need much more attention because they have quite unique albums in this zone of prog, maybe not realy this one, but previous 2 are great.Sometimes it sounds like a metalized Frank Zappa, realy, so disonant and ambigous aproach to music are not very often seen in prog metal and aswell combined with avant moments gives to the listner in same time a great and yet very hard to take in forst listen all album. Long pieces, well performed, very strange atmosphere on some of them, but ok in the end. Forte tracks to me are Dreams Slayer or opening piece Lead, some violin interlude with the rest and give a certain dark and yet vivace sound overall. Good album by a good band, 3 stars nothing more nothing less, but less enjoyble then Chimica where I've gived aswell 3 stars. Fans of Psychotic Waltz, Thinking Plague or even Frank Zappa may have some good moments while listning to their albums.
b_olariu | 3/5 |


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