Ever since people started to get into Rush, Tool, and Opeth, I've notice a lot of people forming a lot of Prog bands, and then bashing other bands for not being "Prog" or "being diverse". If done right, Prog can totally be a musical journey where you can set your mind free. But most Prog bands I hear try to be Rush or Opeth. Or they throw a barrage of self-wankery. With A Night For The Troubled by Aeonic Impulse, I do not get any of that. You do hear a band with many influences trying to bring that all together, and make it as one.
On the first track, "View of the Sunset", you hear some Tool influence in the sound. Seeing that we already have Socionic doing the whole Tool thing, wasn't sure if Aeonic Impulse was another Prog band doing the Tool thing. But by "Part II: Regretful Insomnia", you start hearing some post-hardcore in the sound, which by then I started to get hook. Of course my favorite will be the last track "Part VI: View of the Sunrise" Mainly because you hear some Post-Rock/Post-Metal in that song. The build-up was well done and executed. And hearing Charlie Chaplin's speech from The Great Dictator was a nice touch as things were building up.
As the album goes from track-to-track, things start to change up without sounding like another band. That's the one thing I can get behind Aeonic Impulse and still get into the album without losing interest. Nothing feels force, which I also like because it makes the music flow nicely. A Night For The Troubled is definitely a album that not only Prog fans can get into, but also fans of experimental music, and maybe your casual listeners. You can totally rock out to this album and also let the sound just sink in.
A Night For The Troubled gets "5 Hitlers Punched In The Face" Approval.
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