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Khali - s/t (8,5/10) - Italy - 2000

Genre: Progressive Metal
Label: Academy
Playing time: 46:59
Band homepage: -

Tracklist:

  1. Cyberpleasure
  2. Another Day
  3. Somebody Haunts Me
  4. Wind Of Ages - Chapter I
  5. Wind Of Ages - Chapter II
  6. Spiritual Distortions
  7. Heaven Again
  8. So Far Away
Khali - s/t
Folco Orlandini - Nick Rossetti - Joe Taccone - Lorenzo Deho' - do these names strike any memory? TIME MACHINE? Near miss!

The four Italians all play(ed) in that band before, but still the cover says KHALI... Strange, strange...

But let's talk about music. To be honest, what is offered here could just as well have been issued under the TIME MACHINE-banner, because great Progressive Rock/Metal with the almost perfect balance between heaviness and demand on the listener, intelligently arranged and with keyboards used only to complement the rest of the composition is what you get.

No matter if you take "Cyberpleasure", the eleven-minute, split epic "Wind Of Ages" or "Spiritual Distortians", all songs are on an equally high level of musicianship and are reminiscent, I have to agree with a few colleagues, of QUEENSRYCHE in their "Empire"-era.

So who wants to explore some demanding, yet still catchy Rock/Metal cannot err when choosing KHALI...

Alexander Melzer



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