The Chant – A Healing Place

The Chant.
A Healing Place.
Due for release:  August 20th (Europe)
Post Rock/Prog. Rock.
Released via Lifeforce Records

The most poetical common day life situations are probably going on a bus/train staring out the window or walking in the fog. They might sound like huge clichés but you are a liar if you say that you have never dived into introspection when these situations present themselves.

The kick-off song acts like a soft intro which sets the mood for the smooth melodies that, thanked be the gods, do not fall into the typical cheesiness  that a lot of progressive rock songs fall into. Instead of being tedious and exhausting, they keep your interest and are easy to listen to. When song number five begins playing I am already in love with this album. The songs are not ridiculously long, staying between 6 and 8 minutes each and there are none of those exhausting half of the song’s length guitar solos

A Healing Place is an atmospheric rock masterpiece with hints of goth and metal music. The voice of Ilpo Paasela can be compared (and pardon my daring) to Mikael Åkerfeldt’s melodic vocals and the ambient created by the mix of his voice and the calming melodies creates is cozzy and submerges you into your thoughts. If you love Opeth’s Damnation, you are going to love this album.

5/5

María Mata

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