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Pyramaxx – Distance (2015)


The latest collaboration album by Maxxess & Pyramid Peak (Max, Andreas, Axel) is finally on the horizon. And I was one of the lucky ones who had the chance to listen to the album a bit earlier than the expected release date (what can I say? I’m a huge “Maxxess” fan).

After listening to this marvelous album on repeat for many hours on end, all I can say is this album is a sheer masterpiece from start to finish. On this album, “Maxxess” continues to amaze us with his brilliant, and very unique, melodic guitar playing, forming soundscapes that floats beautifully in each of the tracks. If I were to compare this album to his previous albums, I’d say this album is very similar in style to the album  “Contact” (which is also one of my favorite albums).

There is no need to go into detail on each of the tracks presented on this album as they all sound equally as good, though I have a couple of favorite pieces on here that should be pointed out as real gems.

Let’s start with the beautiful, and almost heartfelt track “Magellanic Clouds”. This piece is dominated by ethereal guitar scapes that washes over you with it’s slowly paced guitar echoing that literally fills you with emotions. Makes me think of Neal Schon and his album “Late Nite”. Fantastic track!

Another real cracker is the title track “Distance”. Here we have another epic grower. This is progressive electronic rock at it’s very best, no doubt. It starts with pulsating synth waves for a bit, then after the 3 minute mark, it reaches it’s climax as the echoing guitars are on fire again, putting a spell on your ears!. Brilliant….just brilliant!

I usually don’t say this, but there aren’t enough words to describe how good this album is, I’m speechless. You just HAVE to get this album if you’re a fan of “Maxxess” earlier works and/or if you like the electronic music of Pyramid Peak. This kind of electronic rock has a very special place in my heart, and for good reason. I mean, there aren’t many (if any) artists out there that creates lush guitar soundscapes the way “Maxxess” do. He is a very special and truly talented man. And adding the great “Pyramid Peak” to his music can only result in one thing, a masterpiece.

Make no mistake. Get this album as soon as it’s released and discover what electronic rock is all about!.

10 out of 10

October 14, 2015 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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