Caligula's Horse - Bloom
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Caligula's Horse are leading the way for a new generation of progressive music that combines both the instrumental mastery of traditional prog metal AND the best aspects of alt. rock melodic sensibility. They deliver this exciting package, full of awesome Steely Dan-influenced technical guitar playing and deeply meaningful lyrics, with utmost conviction. Indeed, Caligula's Horse, especially on this release, radiate an exuberant fearlessness that is addictive and eminently re-playable. The way ... read more
I definitely felt there was an improvement between this album and the last. I was a lot more engaged throughout and this time around I liked about every track. I kept waiting for that one song/chorus/riff that would blow me away, and unfortunately it never came. That's fine, there's a lot of really solid stuff here but nothing that immediately struck me as awesome. Toward the end of the album he started to flex his vocal range more which I appreciated.
Absolutely amazing album both instrumentally and vocally, there's not a single song I dislike here. Even though they might sound a lot like Haken, which isn't a bad thing of course.
Favorites: Marigold (absolute banger!), Turntail, Rust, Dragonfly and City Has No Empathy (Acoustic).
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Added on: September 30, 2017