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Your jaw will be on the floor
on 25 October 2002
I am not going to write an elaborate 10,000 word review here; if I wanted to explain the brilliance of this album it would take even more than that, I'll wager.
Buy this album. Do it now. It doesn't matter what kind of music you like. Some people would call this "progressive" but just forget that. In fact, clear your mind and just listen because this album will blow you away irrespective of what music you like.
I have about 200 discs in my collection (a good deal of them progressive) and this is probably the best album I have ever heard.
So how is this album so good? Simple: emotion! What so many bands lack. We're not talking a forced power ballad here and there or an occasional moment of beauty; every second of this music drips with emotion. A lot of this is due to singer/songwriter/guitarist/lyricist/artist Daniel Gildenlow and his mind-blowing command of the vocal chords. Trust me, never have you heard a person with such range. Range of both notes he can hit and ways of hitting them. On this CD you will hear percussive, gutteral "scat" vocals; growls, roars, screams; whispers, sighs; talking, rap, rap metal; super-high "true range" vocals, falsetto and about a million more vocal styles and everything in between.
You may be thinking: with so many styles won't the album sound disjointed and discombobulated? That's the beauty of it: all the songs flow brilliantly and cohesively and all the transitions are logical and seamless. You will be sucked in from the very opening seconds of this album.
You haven't heard music like this before. Buy this album, buy all the other PoS albums and snap up every future release, because everything they touch seems to turn to gold; each album is better than the last and they can do no wrong. This release (or those before it) are not lucky "once in a lifetime" brilliant albums, the kind where the musicans won't reach that peak again; instead, the band seem to have set a trend where producing impossibily brilliant music at the tip of a hat is the norm.
Does all this sound hard to believe? Just buy the albums, see what all the fuss is about and join the PoS bandwagon.