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PROSPEKT - The Colourless Sunrise - CD - The Laser's Edge - 2013

This album by Britain's prog metallers Prospekt is one of the best prog metal efforts released in this decade so far (if not the best of them).

The music here is sweeping with force. While it does not break any new ground it effectively holds the crucial elements of progressive metal: technically proficient and tight performance of elaborated songs.

Prospekt delivers some powerful rhythmic assaults while maintaining a clear harmonic lead as well as a tense atmosphere. Check out "Dissident Priests" - a ticking inferno embedded with marvelously dazzling, neoclassical metal styled guitar - and note the band's thoughtful, naturally flowing arranging capability.

The vocals might be a bit thin with regards to their range, and yet singer (and keyboard player) Richard Marshall remains purposeful throughout. His focused performance is crucial and unique as he conveys the emotional aspects of the music better than most of his contemporaries.

A passionate and impressive tour de force, The Colourless Sunrise is an album deserved to be heard by every progressive metal fan. (9.5/10)

 

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ISSUE 78
ALBUM REVIEWS

(A-B)  (B-D)  (D-G)  (G-K)  (K-M)  (M-P)  (P-S)  (S-ST)  (S-W)  (W-Z)

PROSPEKT
The Colourless

PYRAMIDS ON MAR...
Echo Cosmic

REGARDE LES HOM...
Exile

ROCK CANDY FUNK...
Groove Is King

SCARDUST
Shadow

SCHNELLERTOLLER...
X

SCHON, NEAL
Vortex

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