Gazpacho   Demon
3.9
excellent
Ranking: #61 for 2014

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5.0 classicOnirium | May 16th 16

"Demon" greatly expands the scope of Gazpacho's musical universe while absolutely succeeding in
creating its own melancholy, ghostly one. From the almost otherworldy beauty of I've Been Walking
to the offbeat Wizard of Altai Mountains and the brooding monument that is Death Room, everything
falls into place immaculately, and yet maintains this uncanny, slightly tense atmosphere
throughout.

As a concept album, Demon is particularly effective, and, in a way, quite innovative.
Impressionistic rock music, one could say, sounding only mildly pretentious. Because indeed,
lyrically, the recors stays somewhat abstract, leaving us with only loose imagery and powerfully
evocative music to fill out the holes. But more importantly: it is a work of brilliant melodicism
and sheer emotion - a rare demonstration of authenticity from the relatively tame scene that is
contemporary prog music.


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5.0 classicAlex Kugaczewski | December 8th 14

Surprised I hadn't written a sound-off for this. To put it simply, it's the year's best progressive rock album. Experimental, ethereal, and utterly enjoyable, "Demon" may be Gazpacho's best album to date.

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3.5 greatTheNotrap | July 18th 14

Enjoyable album, heavily influenced by Marillion (H-era) and Radiohead. It's a slow grower.

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4.5 superbOldCrime | June 21st 14

This took quite a few listens but its finally starting to sink in.

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2.5 averageHeavyMetalSnail | April 25th 14

While the music and lyrics are very strong, the album suffers from a huge issue of homogenization. Every single song blends right into the other without anything that distinguishes them from one another. I understand that most of the tracks are parts of greater songs, but those parts are arbitrary, only distinguished by lyrical content, which is not enough to sustain the album on its own. The only major difference between tracks was Death Room (Part 3) to the previous two tracks. While the parts on their own are good, they do not come together very well.

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0.0 Evan Mester | April 25th 14

Demon is unlike any other progressive rock album to be released in recent memory. The instrumentation and songwriting here exhibits a hypnotic and somber tone that is kept for almost the entirety of this modern masterpiece's 50 minute run time. While it does have a few moments where the tone seems to sound more positive like the second half of "The Wizard of Altai Mountains", Demon is a constantly beautiful and haunting descent down a seemingly endless pit of darkness. However, the deeper you descend, the more invested and immersed you will be in this expertly crafted soundscape.

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