Seems like concept albums are all the rage right now, but the latest release from German prog-metal band Vanden Plas is the most ambitious one I’ve seen in quite a while! As you can see by the title and track listing this is a direct continuation of their previous album COTI-Netherworld I” and you the listener are dropped right into this.
The overall contribution from each member makes it a more complete musical experience from top to bottom and the musicianship is sharp as nails. I think this one might be one of the strongest offerings that the Avenue of Allies label has released all year in terms of quality.
As a band, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. We united as a team.