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Invisigoth - Narcotica

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Reviewer :
Ola Gränshagen Format: Album
Release date: 2011-04-29 Year: 2011
Label: Progrock Records
Genre: Prog-Rock/Art Rock
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Judging from the name, I was pretty sure this was a goth rock/metal band. However, this duo of singer Viggo Domino and multi-instrumentalist Cage (most likely the name his parents gave him) made me cough my coffee down the throat. INVISIGOTH delivers epic or symphonic progressive rock/pop, and the quality is really high.

Already in the opening song "Dark highway" (part 1 Transmission, part 2 before first light) you´re jumping on a train of SAGA and PRINCE hints, added by a touch of GLENN HUGHES if he´d been into progressive rock. Viggo Domino proves to be an excellent singer. "Shine on" delivers a hi-tech/pop feeling with some AOR and pomp in it - I actually think of the underrated GENESIS album "Calling all stations" here! But the song also features a more progressive vein, where the Swedish band FLOWER KINGS comes to mind, before the song once again softens in the late part and takes a MIKE OLDFIELD turn.

This CD has got everything, thanks to the different styles mixed into a colorful and solid carpet of music. Big harmony vocals, both soft and more tempo based parts, symphonic rock, pop and a very good production. Cage is a great musician, and I recommend this lovely CD to all fans of PETER GABRIEL, KIP WINGER, GENESIS, FLOWER KINGS and ELO.

Tracklisting 1. Dark Highway Part I: Transmission
2. Dark Highway Part II: Before First Light
3. Shine on
4. Scars and Dust
5. Pornocopia
6. Narcotica
7. A Beautiful Disaster
8. Dark Highway Part III: New Rome
9. Dark Highway Part IV: Take the Blood


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