|Far N High - Day Off
01. Contact Me Now
02. Day Off
03. Not A World
04. I Saw
05. Break The Wave
07. Crossing Ways
09. Another Walk
10. I'm not Safe
Damn, my friend Alain Ricard of the label Brennus Music seems to be inspired nowadays. After the two last great releases of Towersound and Seyminhol, this is now the turn of "Day Off" the new album of the French combo Far'N'High. This band was active during the 90's but after a radical line-up and name change they're back today with their new excellent release "Day Off"
If Far'N'High (under the name of Fahrenheit) was a band of melodic Metal in the past, the radical line-up turnover gave a real change to their music too. Only Stéphane Faure the guitarist was in the first line up and all the others new musicians came with their own influences. When I say that Freak Kitchen, Angra, Dream Theater, Evergrey or even Porcupine Tree inspire the band, you can understand that we're in front of some guys who like Progressive Metal. And the great thing with Far'N'High actually cames from the fact that the band play a nice Progressive Metal but really melancholic. This is really melodic but the melodies are always a bit dark and sad and damn that's nice.
All the musicians of Far'N'High are really good, especially David the new singer with his magical sad but yet beautiful voice. The guys through their music are touching believe me and with a really good production, recording (except maybe for the cymbals of the Drums) like artworks we are in front of a real Masterpiece. For me I have no doubts, "Day Off" is for now the best Progressive album made in France this year and without any doubts this album is in the top list of the progressive releases worldwide. I try to find really, but I cannot find a lot of bad points on the CD, the songs are varied, catchy as hell and the beautiful melodies with a lot of variations are originals. The bass for example is really present and you'll even find some Funky breaks, the solos are powerful and don't suffer of any comparisons, the drums and the rhythms are good too, and no need to talk about the ambiances made by the keyboards. This album is a real jewel nothing more…
I suppose that you understand that we're in front of a real masterpiece my friends, really if you like this kind of music that's a must. Let's just hope now that Far'N'High will have the luck to know the success that they deserve. Support this excellent band and have a look on "Day Off", an album that you cannot forget.
written by Jeff | 15.06.2005
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