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Chain: Reconstruct

"Reconstruct is a journey through time, from before the beginning of life to a time when life on our planet is no more. Then, it starts all over again."

Masterminded by Berklee based jingle writer Henning Pauly, Chain's Reconstruct is an ambitious disc dealing with some of the most fundamental existential and anthropological questions. Who are we , where do we come from, and where are we heading. The topic is addressed on this disc in a very intelligent and coherent manner.

This 17-track concept record avoids many of the pitfalls which often befall hard progressive outfits. A balanced blend of harder numbers and ballads are offered up, interspersed by a 7-part track called "Earthscape" which acts as narration as we journey across eons. Musically, the band is solid in all positions with notable standouts Mr. Henning Pauly on guitars and Mr. Stephan Kernbach on keyboards. The vocals are handled by Mr. Matt Cash who, although no singing virtuoso, does manage to not reach beyond his range.

A few steps ahead of most of their hard progressive counterparts, Chain have released a fine example of how aggressive progressive and science-fiction themes should be meshed together. No childish fantasy themes or useless wanking here, Reconstruct is simply one the finest new hard progressive discs I have heard in the last little while. Recommended.

Added: August 8th 2003
Reviewer: Yves Dube
Related Link: Chain's Website
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Language: english

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