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The US act FIBONACCI SEQUENCE made its debut with this two-track EP, just in time for the Chirstmas season of 2009. As planned I assume, as the title track is a modernized version of a traditional Christmas Carol written by John Hopkins around 1860. And while this track has its interesting points, I do have to admit that songs of that nature are ones I prefer listening to in a guise closer to the one it was made for. The second track is a much more interesting experience, opening and closing with beefy yet melodic riffs of a progressive metal nature, with numerous themes of a more laid-back nature explored in between, with wandering piano themes and melodic guitar soloing as dominant features, guitars underscoring with wandering licks, dampened and drawn-out riffs, with brief revisits of the opening theme providing a good feel of continuity to the proceedings. Fans of instrumental progressive rock with metal edges are the main audience for this EP, and in particular those who enjoy modernized versions of old Yuletide anthems.
Olav M Bjornsen: December 2, 2010
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