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Release date: 2005
Style: Progressive metal

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01. Intro: Navigating By The Stars
02. Sequence I: The Weight
03. Sequence II: The Lonely Views Of Condors
04. Sequence III: Unbreakable
05. Sequence IV: Stigmata
06. Sequence V: Blue Wide Open
07. Sequence VI: To The Ones Who Have Failed
08. Sequence VII: Lighthouse
09. Sequence VIII: Styx

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Guest review by
Milena

Rating:
9.5
I'm quite shocked that this album hasn't got a review yet. Yes, Sieges Even is rather an unknown band, even among prog fans (I got it as a recommendation from a more experienced one than myself), but this album is a true masterpiece.

The first thing that caught my ears off guard is the atmosphere of the songs. "Sequence I: The Weight" is a sound equivalent of a Salvador Dali picture. "Sequence V: Blue Wide Open" captures the perfect atmosphere of a hot, sunny noon somewhere in the Mediterranean sea. Most of other songs I can easily associate with sparkling colours of sunsets and sunrises. The band deserves a perfect grade in writing such complicated songs that yet so easily communicate with the listener. You don't have to try and get a grip of what the artist wants to say through several listens so you could appreciate the album, which is one of the more common situations when you've just started listening to prog like me. Instead, its beauty deepens the more you listen to it, but the overall feeling and understanding of the songs are just the same. The other perfect grade I've given to them is for perfectly executing those songs and getting the messages across.

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published 09.02.2011 | Comments (6)

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tea[m]ster - 12.05.2012 at 15:20  
Rating: 8 The Rush influence is heavy on this one. Beautiful stuff. Not for everyone that's for sure.
Milena - 19.06.2012 at 10:53  
Rating: 10
Written by tea[m]ster on 12.05.2012 at 15:20

The Rush influence is heavy on this one. Beautiful stuff. Not for everyone that's for sure.

Everything Steffen and Menses have done together, beginning with this album and up until now, seems to be tailor-made for my tastes. I'm not exaggerating when I say this album turned my life around. So many times I've thought of giving in to life, but then I remembered getting lost is a part of navigating, and that it's okay to be frightened of the view from "up here". That's what this album is all about, for me.
tea[m]ster - 21.06.2012 at 00:28  
Rating: 8
Written by Milena on 19.06.2012 at 10:53

I'm not exaggerating when I say this album turned my life around. So many times I've thought of giving in to life, but then I remembered getting lost is a part of navigating, and that it's okay to be frightened of the view from "up here". That's what this album is all about, for me.


Powerful stuff young lady. I agree, those two doods can flat-out write songs. I picked this album up after hearing Paramount. I love both of them.
Neithan - 06.03.2013 at 14:56  
Rating: 10 For me, one of the best rock albums ever. Just that.
tea[m]ster - 07.03.2013 at 03:05  
Rating: 8
Written by Neithan on 06.03.2013 at 14:56

For me, one of the best rock albums ever. Just that.


Have you checked out Subsignal yet? The Sieges Even guy's next project!
Neithan - 07.03.2013 at 10:23  
Rating: 10
Written by tea[m]ster on 07.03.2013 at 03:05

Written by Neithan on 06.03.2013 at 14:56

For me, one of the best rock albums ever. Just that.


Have you checked out Subsignal yet? The Sieges Even guy's next project!


Of course, they are also great. I am a big fan of Arno's voice. You should check (if you haven't already) his guest performance in Soul Secret - Aftermath !!
tea[m]ster - 09.03.2013 at 16:38  
Rating: 8
Written by Neithan on 07.03.2013 at 10:23

You should check (if you haven't already) his guest performance in Soul Secret - Aftermath !!


On it.
Also, I'm pretty sure Arno had a guest appearance on the latest Dreamscape album, which was a bit of a letdown
Milena - 09.03.2013 at 23:16  
Rating: 10
Written by tea[m]ster on 09.03.2013 at 16:38

Written by Neithan on 07.03.2013 at 10:23

You should check (if you haven't already) his guest performance in Soul Secret - Aftermath !!


On it.
Also, I'm pretty sure Arno had a guest appearance on the latest Dreamscape album, which was a bit of a letdown

I really liked that one song he was a part of but didn't like the rest of the album much either.
yeah1980 - 15.11.2013 at 16:55  
Rating: 8 A very interesting mix of prog rock and prog metal, scoring IMHO 8.5/10, but it could be higher with time...
robpal - 16.03.2014 at 15:33  
Rating: 10 What a beautiful album, full of melodic passages and great vocals. Lyrics are also phenomenal.
I'm sure some will find it "too soft", but it's on my prog Top 10 of all time.

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