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Release date: 29 March 2010
Style: Progressive metal

Rating:

8.4 | 115 votes

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01. The Point Of No Return
02. Streams
03. Aquarium
04. Eternal Rain
05. Drowning In The Flood
06. Sun
07. Celestial Elixir

Reviews (2)
Lyrics (7)


Additional info
- Music by Richard Henshall, Lyrics by Ross Jennings, Arrangements by Haken
- Drums recorded by Misha Nikolic at Monster Trax Studios
- Additionals instruments recorded by Tommy Ashby and Loz Anslow at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama
- Mixed by Christian Moos at Spacelab Studios
- Mastered by Eroc at Eroc's Mastering Ranch
- Artwork & Design by Dennis Sibeijn

Guest review by
K†ulu

Rating:
9.3
2010 is long over, and I still have not heard an album that was better than Haken's Aquarius. Hailing from England and featuring two To-Mera members: Richard Henshall, who mostly plays the guitar but also keyboards like in his other band, and Tom MacLean playing the bass instead of guitar. There is also a guitar player from Linear Sphere, and all other members are involved only with Haken. Overall, the level of musicianship is outstanding.

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published 08.02.2011 | Comments (7)

Guest review by
DirkLizzard

Rating:
9.1
This album is quite a surprise. New bands often make the mistake of trying too hard to show the world how good they are, and to put so many ideas in the music that all coherence is lost. Haken has a lot of ideas and they know how to play their instruments, but they never show off too much and they managed to make the album sound as a coherent entity.

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published 08.02.2011 | Comments (6)

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CrippledReverend - 30.12.2010 at 02:48  
Rating: 9 Musicianship: 9
Vocal: 9
Atmosphere: 8
Melody: 8
Originality: 8
Production: 10
CD Covers: 10

Best Songs:
01. The Point of No Return
07. Celestial Elixir
neonxaos - 13.02.2011 at 17:47  
Rating: 8 This album sure has a lot of personality... Can't attach a rating yet, but I really like it!
3rdWorldFuckface - 28.02.2011 at 19:04  
  This album deserves a from heaven
BaneConall - 03.05.2011 at 19:23  
Rating: 9 You need to listen to this album at least 3-4 times before you realise how great it really is.
K†ulu - 05.05.2011 at 13:26  
Rating: 9
Written by BaneConall on 03.05.2011 at 19:23

You need to listen to this album at least 3-4 times before you realise how great it really is.

That is true for most album IMO, and it might take even more times very often.
BaneConall - 05.05.2011 at 16:17  
Rating: 9
Written by K†ulu on 05.05.2011 at 13:26


That is true for most album IMO, and it might take even more times very often.

Thats true. Most albums that I like on the first listen get boring too fast.
Ellrohir - 02.06.2013 at 12:48  
  Great album full of great moments...Seventh Wonder's release beats it, but 2010 was great year for prog
Mehdi Taba - 18.05.2014 at 23:42  
Rating: 9 What a great band and what a great "concept" debut album .

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