Saturday 17 October 2020

Fatal Fusion - Dissonant Minds (2020)

The fourth album from this Norwegian band.

The band is a quintet with a lineup of percussion, drums, flute, keyboards, bass, guitars and vocals.

Fatal Fusion's first three albums established them as a band to be reckoned with. So there was a lot of expectations in the air when they announced a new album.

Their brand of prog is a mix of heavy progressive rock, neo-prog and some folk prog. 

This is a heady mix much used by Swedish, Finnish and Norwegian bands. A mix that suits the culture and the nature of these three countries and the Scandinavian peninsula.

There is a lot of muscles in the music. Muscles provided by organ, flute, guitars and vocals. The vocals are beefy and raw. They are also melodic.

The four songs are all reasonably long, the longest one topping out at around sixteen minutes.

Easy listening, this three quarters of an hour long album is not. The music is really complex.

It is also a very good album where most of the ideas and melodies is working out fine. A killer track would have been nice. Nevertheless, this album confirms this band's position as one of Norway's finest.

3.5 points



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