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AKIN - The way things end

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It's virtually impossible to find highlights here as this would suggest that there are tracks that...

It's virtually impossible to find highlights here as this would suggest that there are tracks that...

They have taken their love of nu prog and augmented it with their original gothic metal sound and...

The very start of the album, with a very rich instrumental before the crystal clear female vocals...

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"The way things end" is an hour plus, 15 track adventure, mixing progressive rock, metal, pop music and a bit of jazz. A string quartet from the Conservatoire National de Musique et de Danse de Lyon performs on it along with a classical flute, percussion and some other exotic instruments, such as the dilruba. The result is, as recently noted by an English reviewer, "a work of harmonious contrasts, (...) a jazzy liveliness but with a melancholy gothic underbelly; delicate subtlety and driving power; catchy and melodic but with technical musicianship; adventurous, fascinating and absorbing but oh so easy to listen to; acoustic and electronic instrumentation; simplicity and sophistication; light and dark."

Here is a montage of all tracks:

Album tracks

  • 1 - 01. The 92nd Flight
  • 2 - 02. Cassandra
  • 3 - 03. Unhearted
  • 4 - 04. When
  • 5 - 05. Miracles
  • 6 - 06. Burning skies
  • 7 - 07. Enter spaceman
  • 8 - 08. No second ride
  • 9 - 09. Before the storm
  • 10 - 10. Resilience
  • 11 - 11. Falling deeper
  • 12 - 12. Miller's end
  • 13 - 13. Coma
  • 14 - 14. No betrayal
  • 15 - 15. A better end

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