Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Haken - Virus (2020)

The sixth album from this band from England.

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

This is their latest album per March 2022. I hope the band is planning a new one. 

There is not so many Dream Theater influences in their music. Haken has established their own style and is comfortable with that.

Take hard prog, djent, progressive metal and add a lot of operatic elements to that. Operatic elements but not gothic elements. The music is never really dark.

The music is very bombastic, though. And they can also be very pastoral. Pastoral with some great vocals.

The result is a good album, indeed. I am still a bit hesitant to fully embrace their music and I think that will never ever happen. But there is no denying that this is a good band.

Virus is also a good album and well worth checking out.

3 points

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