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tracks repeating sample chops are intelligently put together in a format that provides plenty of variations to keep the listener’s ears fully engaged. Track 5 - Conquer Progressively introduced with raging power chords and harmonizing lyrics on the chorus, it is a real taste of things to come. It is a soulfully pitched up track with the theme of hatred. Track 6 - Free Fall Taking us through a deeply

personal journey, this track contains meaningful lyrics, raged drum breaks and backing chords sections. Melodies throughout the verses quiet down again before transitioning back to the more triumphantly energized and catchy chorus of the track.

for a great conclusion and finale of a breathtaking story throughout the album.

Track 7 - The End (Ishtar cover) This last track on the album leads us to the conclusion and could work well as background music in a movie. It has beautiful vocals and refined piano blends, making

FADI AL-SHAMI - © George Durzi

JM ELIAS - © George Durzi

Album summary From deep bellows to trailing whispers to distant cleans, the vocal repertoire is by far the most compelling of SVENGALI's career, helping to accentuate the instrumental transitions. This is definitely not an album that could be used to introduce non-metal listeners to metal music, as this is a heavy resume of the band's technical and composing abilities. Many might have a hard time feeling emotionally connected to the album’s ever-changing moods and multiple atmospheres, but it is supported by a cast of harsh vocals and non-traditional styles. I know where I'd rank this album on my imaginary metal continuum! It's a beautiful day!

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