Saturday, March 12, 2022

Haken - Affinity (2016)

The fourth album from this British band.

The band is a sextet with a lineup of drums, bass, guitars, keyboards and vocals.

The band had by now established themselves as one of the big bands in the heavy prog and general progressive rock scene. Their releases was always an event.

For some reasons, I have always mistaken this band for being from Sweden. That from their first album too.

Affinity sees the band take on a much more Swedish symphonic and heavy prog sound. That in addition to being pretty close to Dream Theater. 

Thee is also some jazzy and King Crimson feelings here. Mostly in the construction of the songs.

The music is pretty commercial and bold. The music is big and expansive. The musicians is doing a wonderful job here.

The vocals is also very good and does not sound forced at all.

This is indeed a very good album from a great band.

This is an album both regular prog rock fans and prog metal fans will like........ a lot.

3.5 points



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