am not sure why I have such a hard time getting into this album from
Lalu. It's not like its not challenging - progressive metal just the way
I usually like it. Sure there are a lot of good, fine bits and pieces of
exciting music, but somehow I don't feel the music flows, the songs
structures are a mess at times and I do miss some power in the songs...
man behind this album is Vivien Lalu, who has composed the whole thing
and is playing keyboards on the album; maybe some of you know him from
his work with Hubi Meisel. The aim with this album is to present
material not released with Hubi Meisel on his "EmOcean" album
and to satisfy people, who are awaiting the release of the Shadrane
album - a conceptual heavy/progressive project created in 2001 by Lalu
with Göran Edman (Vocals), Joop Wolters (Guitars), Matt Bissonette (Bass)
and Gregg Bissonette (Drums), their debut album "Neurastasia"
should hit the streets some time this year.
for one could easily have been without this album and waited for the
release of Shadrane, I am not even sure how many other progressive metal
fans will find much pleasure with this one either...
said, next one please... Awesome cover btw.!