Gazpacho   Demon
3.9
excellent
Ranking: #61 for 2014

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4.5 superbOnirium | March 16th 14

"Demon" greatly expands the boundaries of Gazpacho's music and definitely contains the band's
finest moments to date. The 18-minute epic "Death Room" certainly sees Gazpacho at their best,
just as the shorter "The Wizard of Altai Mountain" is one of their most original and quirky songs.
Although Gazpacho are not shaking things up that much, they are undoubtedly strengthening their
music's distinctive and subtle beauty, and emphasizing its contrast with a rarely heard, heavier
edge of the band's sound, which makes for an interesting evolution. Through this masterwork of
brilliant melodicism, sheer emotion and subtle complexity, Gazpacho prove themselves as more than
able and legitimate successors to Porcupine Tree at the top of the food chain of contemporary progressive rock. Until Wilson puts out another solo album, but hey, whatever.


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4.5 superbAlex 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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