ARTIST:

MILLENIUM (POL)

(POLAND)
TITLE:

THE WEB

(2019)
LABEL:

LYNX

GENRE:

PROGRESSIVE ROCK

TAGS:
Neo
""The Web" is a good neo-progressive album but a bit too classical."
ABADDON (30.03.2020)  
3/5
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Finally, Łukasz Gall took over the microphone at Millenium. He will have left his position on only one album of a particularly dense career for the band (thirteen albums in 18 years), a career that established Millenium as one of the spearheads of the Polish progressive school (Collage, Satellite, Moonrise).

And from this school, Millenium kept the codes: "The Web" remains comfortably in a typically Polish style, a neo-prog with floydian guitars and mellow synths, extremely melodic and therefore easy to approach. No surprise to be expected in this new production which confines itself to what it can do. The keyboards form the base of the Millenium sound and deliver some cozy solo interventions (nice aerial passage in the style of Rick Wright on 'The Lonely Ship') allowing beautiful guitaristic overtures: the worrying floating passages with the featured guitar are the most successful ('Loser', 'In the Ocean of the Night' - difficult to remain insensitive -, the beginning of the third part of 'The Web' which sounds particularly well).

The tracks have all the qualities and flaws of neo prog: nice melodies, quality of the arrangements and pre-eminence of instrumental developments, much more interesting than the vocal parts, which although impeccably sung by Łukasz Gall appear more common, in a nearly pop register. All in all, the album is a bit too wise to be definitely catchy, the tracks following an interchangeable scheme (two refrain verses, an instrumental section mostly delivering a keyboard intervention that passes the baton to the guitar - surprise, it's the opposite in 'Someone's Feet Will Cover the Traces'!). A word about Krzysztof Wyrwa's beautiful, inventive and sometimes groovy bass work ('The Lonely Ship').

"The Web" is typically the neo-prog album that can be put in all hands (or between all ears): not a bad taste! It's also typically the album a bit too classical that will leave the lovers of originality on the side of the road...


More informations on https://www.facebook.com/millenium.progrock/





TRACK LISTING:
01. The Web part I - The Beauty of Her Face - 1:42
02. Loser - 8:01
03. The Lonely Ship - 6:02
04. In The Ocean Of The Night - 7:52
05. The Web part II- I Remember You - 2:24
06. Name On The Sand - 5:10
07. Someone’s Feet Will Cover The Traces - 7:40
08. The Web part III- Who Can Bring Them Back To Life? - 8:00

LINEUP:
Grzegorz Bauer : Batterie
Krzysztof Wyrwa: Basse
Lukasz Gall: Chant
Piotr Plonka: Guitares
Ryszard Kramarski: Guitares / Claviers
   
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VINCENTPROG
07/12/2020
 
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Je ne connaissais pas Millenium, je trouve l'avis de NEO un peu sévère. Effectivement, moi aussi à la première écoute, je l'ai trouvé peu original et la voix eu peu "prog FM". Mais c'est à la 3ème écoute que je me suis surpris à le trouver très bon, pas plus original certes, mais particulièrement agréable. En tout cas très inspiré au niveau musical (ici pas de remplissage comme on en trouve tant dans le prog!). De superbes mélodies (les parties instrumentales sont pour la plupart magnifiques); le chant est propre, peut être trop, mais à la longue ça passe très bien. Effectivement, l'album est poli mais il n'est pas vraiment lisse non plus. Il convient de l'écouter à plusieurs reprises pour se laisser gagner par l'un des plus agréables albums de l'année.
DARKSIDE1999
27/09/2020
 
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Fan de la 1 ère heure du groupe, pas sûr que mon jugement soit impartial mais j’assume :)
Certes aucune prise de risque sur cet album mais toujours de belles mélodies et solos comme seul les Groupes polonais savent les pondre, a écouter avec plaisir donc.
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