LEMUR VOICE

Progressive Metal • Netherlands
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Begun as Aura in 1993, the group became Lemur Voice quite quickly. The Dutch outfit was composed of Marcel Coenen (guitar), Barend Tromp (bass and stick), Gregoor van der Loo (vocals), Franck Faber (keys), and Nathan van de Wouw (drums). Their first album, Insights, was released in 1996. The follow-up, Divided, came out in 1999, and the title would prove to be prophetic as the band decided to call it quits while working on the writing for what would have been their third album.
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LEMUR VOICE Insights album cover 3.55 | 7 ratings
Insights
Progressive Metal 1996
LEMUR VOICE Divided album cover 3.25 | 4 ratings
Divided
Progressive Metal 1999

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LEMUR VOICE Insights

Album · 1996 · Progressive Metal
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"Insights" is the debut full-length studio album by Dutch progressive metal act Lemur Voice. The album was released through Magna Carta Records in 1996. Lemur Voice was formed in 1993 under the Aura monicker but soon changed their name to Lemur Voice.

The music on the album is "classic" 90s progressive metal highly influenced by Dream Theater. I hear a few nods towards 90s Fates Warning, and the more rock oriented sound of Enchant too, but it is Dream Theater I´m reminded of most often during the 8 track, 56:57 minutes long album.

The music is generally very keyboard heavy, but also features some very intricate rhythmic playing (tempo- and time signature changes are played with natural ease), heavy riffs and melodic solos, and a high pitched lead vocalist in Gregoor van der Loo. The music is very dynamic with both heavy rhytmically complex chugging sections, and more subtle piano/vocal sections, and longer instrumental sections. The band are very well playing and Gregoor van der Loo is a relatively skilled singer too. His vocal melodies aren´t that memorable though, and even though the music on "Insights" is very melodic in nature, it actually features very few memorable hooks.

"Insights" is relatively well produced, but the longer you get into the album the less interesting the sound becomes. I´m not sure what it is, but it´s like the production at times lacks a bit of punch and the whole thing comes off as a little too polished and nice.

Upon conclusion "Insights" is a hard album to rate fairly. On the surface it´s easily a 4 star (80%) rating, because of the professionalism on display. The compositions, the musicianship, and the sound production are all features of a relatively high quality, but when you dig a bit deeper, the music is actually a bit more shallow than what initial impressions might reveal and the band also lack an original sound. Still it´s a relatively strong progressive metal release and hardcore fans of the genre might find it more enjoyable than I do, so a 3.5 star (70%) rating isn´t all wrong.

LEMUR VOICE Insights

Album · 1996 · Progressive Metal
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INSIGHTS was a true musical bomb in prog metal community launched by a fantastic band from The Netherlands in the end of the '90!!Man...this Dutchmen are simply breathtaking!Thay had a debut album at the prestigious MAGNA CARTA label,and it seems that Pete Morticelli and Mike Varney themselves -the bosses from the label were trully impressed when they discovered the guys!It's pure prog metal in DREAM THEATER style-very techical and furious-with massive guitar riffs and strong vocal parts!I repeat-technically they are at the same level like the American icons-and some of the tracks-especially the instrumental parts-can rivalize with the monumental METROPOLIS track from the mythical IMAGES AND WORDS album!AKASHA CHRONICLES-the second track from the album is a fabulous instrumental,where all the guys are trully unleashed and deliver one of the most amazing tracls -instrumental tracks in modern prog metal!It's fabulous!After this blastering album LEMUR VOICE lost their contract with MAGNA CARTA...and made DIVIDED the final album of the band-which is even more impressive that this brilliant INSIGHTS one! 5 STARS FOR A MONUMANT IN PROG METAL!

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