Rating:
8.6
Estradasphere - Palace Of Mirrors
2006


01. Title
02. Palace Of Mirrors
03. A Corporate Merger
04. The Terrible Beautypower Of Meow
05. Colossal Risk
06. The Unfolding Pause On The Thresholdm
07. Smuggled Mutation
08. Six Hands
09. The Debutante
10. Flower Garden Of An Evil Man
11. Those Who Know...
12. Palace Of Mirrors Reprise
13. The Return


This is just a magnificent work of art in the whole extent of the word; Estradasphere created an incredible artistic album and developed their concept inside the music, the cinematic booklet, and the overall experience which can only be described as the score from a non-existent movie.

I can easily picture a younger band listening to Ennio Morricone's scores; the whole album unwraps itself within a surreal concept that involves a made-up story that ends where it begins, complicated for you? Well that's exactly why this album worths so much, it will make you think a lot!

Musically we're facing towards a very complex face; the band has NO physical genre whatsoever, the album goes from technical Jazz, to multi-faceted orchestra and even a couple of truly agressive bits here and there (faster than many Grindcore bands out there actually), it's of course an instrumental piece, similar to what Kaada did in "Music For Movie Bikers" only with a more hardcore and rockish glance and without the chanting vocal solos.

"Palace Of Mirrors" is a brilliant album, for smart people only; while closed-minded listeners won't have the chance to fully attract the core and concept of this record, many of us will take our times to analyse every single hint and every part of this artistic package. The final result is incredibly worthwhile, spastic over the skin, technical veins, progressive rampage and incompatible music, more than what most people can take in one sitting.

Best Traces: "Palace Of Mirrors", "Palace Of Mirrors Reprise", "Colosal Risk"

Performance: 8
Songwriting: 9
Originality: 8
Production: 9


Band profile: Estradasphere
Album: Palace Of Mirrors


 


written by Herzebeth | 18.04.2007



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Ivor - 18.04.2007 at 21:18  
HELL YEAH! Estradasphere is brilliant. It's one of the biggest discoveries in recent months for me. A band with no boundaries simply blows your brains out. Out of their albums you can get anything, from Jazz to Metal and everything inbetween and outside. You even get Super Mario tunes on some album. Those who are interested in other albums, try "Quadropus" or "Buck Fever" - you won't be disappointed if you have an open mind towards such experimental music.

I.

PS. And where's the thanks for pointing this band out to you Herz? Eh? EH?
Herzebeth - 18.04.2007 at 21:49  
Written by Ivor on 18.04.2007 at 21:18

HELL YEAH! Estradasphere is brilliant. It's one of the biggest discoveries in recent months for me. A band with no boundaries simply blows your brains out. Out of their albums you can get anything, from Jazz to Metal and everything inbetween and outside. You even get Super Mario tunes on some album. Those who are interested in other albums, try "Quadropus" or "Buck Fever" - you won't be disappointed if you have an open mind towards such experimental music.

I.

PS. And where's the thanks for pointing this band out to you Herz? Eh? EH?

Ultra super THANKS for the I man, this was one of the greatest discoveries in recent times, big cheers to you mate!! as you can see I DID followe your advise haha

Ivor - 18.04.2007 at 21:57  
I like your attitude. We'll be getting along juuust fine. Hehe. Seriously though, cool that you wrote a review about the album. The band is worth the effort.

I.
Rupert - 18.04.2007 at 23:21  
Are all of their albums as genius as you portray them?
Elijah - 19.04.2007 at 06:03  
"The Terrible Beautypower Of Meow"

Sounds like the most epic track ever.
MrEddieG - 16.01.2008 at 00:20  
These guys are brilliant! And they had to come out of the Bay Area (best place ever). I want this album so bad, I have looked everywhere even on the internet and nothing, DAMN!
Mr. Doctor - 24.06.2008 at 03:07  
Damm guys.. this shit is intense!!!
I really need an album of this band. The music is just brilliant O.O
Elio - 17.04.2009 at 19:15  
Eh, it's nice and all but I feel it lacks something. Has its moments but could be better.

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