Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Progmetal | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 164 / 10-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 6.5/10 | Label: Pelagic | Autor: CA

How fitting! Lars from Trier's doomsday epic "Melancholia" is on TV and Dioramic with the unauthorized soundtrack is already there. Well, at least one track has this title. By chance "Melancholia" is also the calmest, most pathetic, most relaxing, but also the shortest song of the third album of the band around frontman Arkadi Zaslavski. In their theatricality and in their bombast Dioramic with their new opus are clearly on their way towards Muse, although their potential for aggression is much higher than with the vocals mentioned above, if it doesn't drift into even more extreme areas every now and then. Dioramic doesn't make it easy. But after all, that's not the point either. While the almost progressive escapades "Worth" and "Vortex Reflex" are still halfway geared towards harmony, tracks like "Carpets On The Walls" and "The Calm Before" clearly aim where it really hurts. And then there are pieces like "Xibalba", which spread exactly in the middle of the style Yin and Yangs dioramas. ("Supra" comes in CD version with a DVD containing live material and interviews.)

Top track: Worth

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