Artist: Parallel or 90 Degrees
Title: More Exotic Ways to Die
Label: Cyclops Records
Year Of release: 2002
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From what I am hearing, PO90 seems to suceed where fellow country-men Porcupine Tree "fails" (for lack of a better word). I just hear PO90 just has only slight Floyd-isms and relies more on the modern sounds along with keeping their roots. *
The first 7 tracks comprise the title track "More Exotic Ways to Die" and is quite a brutal guitar sound and emotional vocals. Very gothic in parts which will win a wider audience base. Each of the 7 tracks can stand on their own outside with most in or around the 5 minute mark.
Highlight for me is the last song, "Petroleum Addicts". Lengthy, aggressive prog at it's finest with some interesting tehno breaks.
A definite keeper! I look forward to seeing this band get their due!
Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on May 9th, 2002
Editor's note December 1st, 2008: * an observation from 2002
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