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VOTUM

"Metafiction"

By Dark Starr

This is definitely modern progressive rock. The group does a great job of changing up the direction they take, though. Sometimes they seem closer to the metallic prog of bands like Dream Theater. At other points their focus is more tightly honed to moodier music like Porcupine Tree. Sometimes it switches within a single song. The dichotomy between dreamy keyboard passages and harder-edged guitar is the biggest distinguishing characteristic of Votum. There are a few moments here and there that are probably metal enough to send prog purists running for shelter while conversely the mellower bits will frustrate metalheads, but those who like modern progressive rock will find this entertaining and powerful.

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