2014-02-28

Haken: A Revision For My Previous Comments

Last October, I wrote a review of Haken's most recent album, The Mountain. My review was full of glowing praise, but in hindsight - having spent more time with this album - I realize that my review was not as adequate as I hoped it would be.

The Mountain isn't just "an excellent album" that "manages to deliver the bread-and-butter of prog."

It is, in fact, the most exciting progressive album from a new band in my recent memory. It's a true stunner. The more you listen to it, the more you uncover deep and fascinating musical layers that are easy to miss during more casual listening.

Personally, I think this album is incredible.