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Heartquake / Redux
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Heartquake / Redux

Leviathan

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Italy

Leviathan's fourth album, "Heartquake / Redux," is a compelling reimagining of their debut, showcasing a significant evolution in their sound and approach. This Italian Neo-Prog band, while not breaking new ground in their first three albums (1988, 1990, and 1997), has come back with a vengeance, offering a fresh perspective on their original work. The redux version, with its six meticulously crafted tracks spanning 41 minutes, is a testament to the band's growth and their dedication to the progressive rock genre. The album's production quality is leaps and bounds ahead of their debut, providing a richer, more immersive listening experience that both new listeners and long-time fans will appreciate.

The return of founding members Alex Brunori, Andrea Moneta, and Andrea Amici brings a sense of authenticity and continuity to this project. The addition of Italian Prog stars Andrea Castelli (bass) and Fabio Serra (guitar) not only complements the original trio but elevates the entire project, infusing it with new energy and expertise. This blend of old and new is reflected in the intricate arrangements and thoughtful reworkings of classic tracks, allowing them to shine in a new light.

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"Heartquake / Redux" is a love letter to progressive rock... Leviathan has successfully bridged the gap between their humble beginnings and their current capabilities, resulting in an album that feels both nostalgic and forward-thinking.

"Heartquake / Redux" is a love letter to progressive rock, honoring the genre's past while looking to the future. Leviathan has successfully bridged the gap between their humble beginnings and their current capabilities, resulting in an album that feels both nostalgic and forward-thinking. The care and attention to detail that were once constrained by limited resources are now fully realized, offering a listening experience that is both intricate and emotionally resonant. For fans of Neo-Prog, particularly those who appreciate the melodic and accessible side of the genre, this album is a must-listen.

Hear select tracks in Prog Radio’s new music rotation, as well as being featured in this week’s ‘What’s New Proggy Cats?’ shows on both Monday and Tuesday.

5 Stars!

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Mar 1, 2024
41 min
Heartquake • Hellishade of Heavenue • Up We Go!
Kevin Carmony
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