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5.0 out of 5 stars The Future Of Great British Music, 26 Oct. 2011
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A year or so ago I was quite dissapointed with the quality of modern British music only knowing of Dragonforce. Thankfully I found out about this band in April and bought thier debut masterpiece Aquarius. Thier new album Visions is still very similar to their first but has slightly darker undertones and less experimentation with the keyboards. The main story for the album is about a psychic who has obstacles to overcome that only he can change using his powers. Vocally the songs are pretty good but not spectacular neither are the lyrics spectacular. What really is brilliant though are the instrumentals with the blend of guitars, drums, keyboards and a string quartet. all of the pieces are structured brilliantly but especially the title track visions which is a 22 minute undescribable epic. Like aquarius the album has varying key signatures,time signatures and forms.
The only minor downfall of the album is they sound a little too much like Dream Theater at times and even recognized on one of the first tracks a great similarity to a nightmare to remember. All in All though a brilliant album for anyone who likes heavy and experimental prog music. I'd even go so far as to say that this is a better album than dream theaters new one.
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Initial post: 1 Nov 2011 11:50:28 GMT
R. Pievaitis says:
along with porcupine tree they could be the saving grace for uk prog rock.love the debut-will have to buy this one too then ?

Posted on 8 Jun 2012 20:57:48 BDT
Wow - you cannot have looked very hard at modern British music to cite Dragonforce... Try some of this:
Steven Wilson (any), Frost* (Milliontown), IQ (Frequency), Porcupine Tree (Fear of a Blank Planet), Arena (Seventh Degree of Separation), Pure Reason Revolution (The Dark Third), Amplifier (Insider), Oceansize (Frames), Pendragon (Pure) - to name a few. All British, all have progressive influences, most incorporate a 'heavy sound' - all within the last decade.
Thanks for your review though.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jun 2012 23:47:49 BDT
R. Pievaitis says:
exactly my point in greater depth mr andrews.

Posted on 12 Oct 2013 03:31:10 BDT
Noel Jealous says:
This music is nothing like Dream Theater to my ears, although you wouldn't be the first to draw the comparison. Haken have warmth, whereas DM is a bunch of extremely good musicians without good material, most of their lyrics are preaching amateur psychology and are embarrassing and irritating.
Haken's lyrics are obscure in the YES tradition and I prefer that to supercilious sermons.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Apr 2014 12:56:32 BDT
chas.telson1 says:
Perhaps you do not realise how helpful it is when someone like Keith Andrews lists a good number of bands? I find it really helpful as I often check out bands mentioned by others so the more the merrier!
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