Project Creation
Dawn on Pyther
Rating
Style: Progressive Metal
Release date: February 29th 2008
 

Portuguese multi-instrumentalist Hugo Flores is back with the second part of his four chaptersí long concept about the planet Pyther. The story about a planet far, far away where people live together with meka dragonflies and a new born breed of Flying Thoughts that seems to have been created by a somehow living Cheops pyramid.

With the fictional story in place, it's time to let the music do the talking, and I must say that Hugo hasn't limited himself at all on this album, he is going all the way; rock, metal, symphonic and progressive styles nicely mixed together in a musical universe of his own.

The album is packed with fine bit and pieces of intriguing music, and Hugo Flores is never afraid to throw in some odd timetables and some different instruments like a saxophone or a flute. And everything would have been sweet and candy if it wasn't for one thing: the production!

I really hate when a production spoils an otherwise fine and interesting experience, but sadly enough the production is so weak that sometimes the songs sound muddy and incoherent. Sometimes things just clatter together and almost kill what could have been...

So we end up with an album with lots of fine ideas throughout ten well executed songs, but the whole thing get butchered by a very weak production. Sad, but true...


Tracklist
01. The Dawn on Pyther
02. Flying Thoughts
03. I Am (The Restless One)
04. Dragonfly Garden
05. The Voice of Cheops
06. Intermission
07. Sons of the Stars
08. Growing Feelings
09. Voyage of Dragonfly
10. The Dusk on Pyther
Label: ProgRock Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: March 9th 2008
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