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Waterland - Our Nation Review

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Artist: Waterland

Album: Our Nation

Released: 2015

A mixture of styles and genres: Melodic Speed Power Metal


It seems that Waterland demo has just been issued, but in fact it happened almost 10 years ago! Time runs, the water flows, the music plays, but at the same time there exists stability in our world - the water remains water, music is still the music, and the Waterland is consistently easy and free.

This music can be perceived differently: it might seem too simple to someone, or overloaded with keys; someone might have heard something similar many times. One can find a bunch of claims, reasonable and far-fetched. All true, but listening to this album, I feel the warm sea breeze, salt spray of waves, infinite blue-green sea surface illuminated by the bright sun. No, this is not a boring beach, scored with idle loafers, this is Cabo da Roca, where the land ends and uncharted freedom starts. Waterland's music is indeed the freedom. Its ease of sound gives the flight, if not in reality, then in the thought. Simple melody calms down the mind and reassures, that there is nothing wrong in front, the ocean of uncertainty just boosts ahead.

Technically, the music continues the tradition of the band, laid back in the demo and in the debut album. This is melodic Speed&Power in some kind of Italian-style, with lots of keys, a variety of vocals and fast songs. Easiness and simplicity of the sound lets you listen to the album several times without stopping, each time discovering some nuances.

In recent years, more and more bands are trying to puzzle listeners, to owerwhelm or even to empty. Waterland's music works in the opposite direction, if you lack spirital balance, harmony with yourself or just the vastness of the ocean - Waterland will help you!

Vocals:10.00 of 10
Instruments:9.00 of 10
Skill:10.00 of 10
Originality:6.00 of 10
TOTAL:8.75 of 10

Reviewed by: Denis /15.06.2015/

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