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Knifeworld: Bottled Out Of Eden
Knifeworld Bottled Out Of Eden CD Album Review

Knifeworld: Bottled Out Of Eden

Psychedelic Progressive Rock
3.0/5.0

Almost by definition progressive rock or metal is to be creative and eclectic, engaging and challenging. Alternatively, at other times, some bands simply intend their music to be confusing, nonsensical, and deliberately inaccessible to the masses. Which is probably part of the problem. Most progressive bands don't compose music for the general populace. They compose for themselves. If you catch on, then good for you. Such is the case with UK's Knifeworld, principal composer Kavus Torabi, and their third album (I think) Bottled Out Of Eden.

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Knifeworld

Honestly and frankly, I like progressive rock. Always have, dating to its earliest forms. But as for Knifeworld's latest? I can't say there was much I could wrap my ears and head around. Sure there was some melody and harmony here and there. Maybe even some catchy riffs and refrains. But mostly the album sounded like a cacophony of confused musical ideas. Then there was the overall sound. The horns (bassoon, saxophones, clarinet) gave the entire album this squeaky whiny sound. I love horns in music, but the seem to be either misused or abused in the compositions. Added to the aforementioned compositional eclectic cacophony, the album, the songs, the Knifeworld sound sounds curiously out of tune. Freaky. Weird. The sequence from Vision of the Bent Path through Dream About A Dream was particular disturbing.

Fundamentally, Knifeworld's Bottled Out Of Eden became nearly unlistenable for me and therefore mostly, unenjoyable to listen to. Yet I know for a fact that my opinion will be in the minority here. As I speak, there are many others already gushing over this album.

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In Short

Fundamentally, Knifeworld's Bottled Out Of Eden became nearly unlistenable for me and therefore mostly, unenjoyable to listen to. Yet I know for a fact that my opinion will be in the minority here. As I speak, there are many others already gushing over this album.

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