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(71 min, 'Djam Karet')
Sadly, I still haven't listened to most of albums by Djam Karet. Thankfully, I'm already familiar with three of their creations, "Burning the Hard City", "Reflections From the Firepool" and this one, "The Devouring". As well as the absolute majority of RIO and related bands, Djam Karet plays very original and innovative music. "The Devouring" is more than 70 minutes of serious Progressive Rock with a lot of rock improvisations, though you won't find here elements of jazz at all. The music is invigorating, with powerful electric guitars and synthesizers at its fore, though sometimes the band leans toward atmospheric Space Rock, such as on Lost But Not Forgotten (3rd track) and Myth Of A White Jesus (5th track). The music is original, often very powerful, instrumental Progressive Rock with quirky guitar solos and complex musical interplay between two electric guitars, bass, synthesizers and drums.
Vitaly Menshikov: September 3, 2002
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