(All Album Reviews by progladyte)
Where have these guys been hiding? This has got to be the best album I have heard in centuries, bar none – a prog lover’s wet dream if you will……..This is the perfect combination of instrumentation, song structure, guitar-laden progmanship with beautiful and harmonious pieces all woven into a rich and dynamic tapestry of some of the best music your ears will ever hear. I bought this a little over 8 months ago and can't really explain why I haven't given this a review before now.
This is exactly how progressive music should be done in the 90’s and 00’s as it conjures up all of the magic ingredients that prevailed on the classics from bygone days while adding some totally appropriate ideas from an area in South America that is very rich in progressive talent. Scorching synth runs, ripping guitar, machine gun drumming and layers and layers of keyboard fills proliferate throughout this incredible album and should give even a leprosy-riddled eunuch a hard-on. I don't often get as excited about too many of the bands around today as I often hear a bit of plagiarism and repetition that admittedly must happen with this genre of music. I was lucky enough to grow up during the 70’s and feel that there aren't as many bands that can hold a candle to the best of them but I tip my hat in awe at these guys. You are simply brilliant and I can't wait until I hear some more.
Lyrically, there is not a lot happening on the first part of the disc as the vocals are fairly sparse and have, in sections, a slightly muffled disguise but this should not detract from the enjoyment of this album as its strength lies in its ability to totally encapsulate what a brilliantly composed progressive instrumental masterpiece should sound like. The vocals really open up during the second stage of this epic release and suffer very little from any unwanted accents. If you think I am ecstatic in my praise for this great band, then I make no apologies at all. Just pass me another tissue will you!