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Pyramid - The Immaculate Lie (5,5/10) - Spain - 2000

Genre: Progressive Metal
Label: Locomotive Music
Playing time: 67:55
Band homepage: -


  1. Epilogue
  2. Hell Freezes Over
  3. Uthopia City
  4. Merciful Lies
  5. One Of A Kind
  6. The Mastery Of Flight
  7. Show Me
  8. Armageddon
  9. Virtualsuperhuman
  10. The Prodigal Son
Pyramid - The Immaculate Lie
Wow, the info almost capsizes with superlatives, when trying to describe the latest album "The Immaculate Lie" by Spanish Progressive Metallers PYRAMID. I don't want to go into the details, but if you'd just go after this, then DREAM THEATER are absolute beginners, heh...

PYRAMID is a quintet and the description of Progressive Metal is OK, everything is there, breaks, timing-changes, strange seeming rhythms, all you would connect with this style in general. That the guys really master their instruments is clear from the start, but what is the reason why I just won't get into this album?

Well, for one that the line between liking and disliking, especially in the field of Prog Metal is very narrow and secondly, because Javier Cespedes' voice, although not bad, lacks the range and power that would better fit the music. I don't want to go as far as a colleague, denying him his skills, because that would be unjust, but still it's not what you'd expect, also because he is trying to climb the highest highs in most cases.

The songs are good Prog Metal, sometimes with some real power, then again very intricate and frilly, not getting to the point, something that never had been to my liking, still the balance between these two factors is quite, ehm, balanced...

Those extensive solo-orgies in combination with the voice are in the end the reason for my ears deciding to deny further access to "The Immaculate Lie"...

Alexander Melzer

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