Vanden Plas – The Ghost Experiment – Illumination

Label: Frontiers Music

Release date: December 4th, 2020


German-based VANDEN PLAS are continuing with pt.2 of their conceptual story that started with “Awakening” last year. An hour-long “Illumination” brings us into a fantastic musical universe of progressive rock. For sure, this kind of music offers long-tracks with many complex elements. Great to hear that VANDEN PLAS puts out another great recording, their eleventh,  in their long time career. They didn’t leave their way – with success. Fantastic progressive rock made in Germany – this is “The Ghost Experiment – Illumination”. From the first second on, a powerful production with amazing songs, perfect songwriting on each song . To name an example – the 13-minute opus “The Ouroboros”. There are no more words needed – a perfect song, epic, melodic and full of twists and turns. Every other song is close to perfection in dramatics, too. VANDEN PLAS aren’t a copy of KAMLEOT or others. “The Ghost Experiment – Illumination” is the best argument and another highlight. It is a special album with so many surprises and theatrical elements. Not to forget the great musicianship. This piece of work is a progressive highlight at the end of a pandemic dominated 2020. Just like the first song “When The World Is Falling Down” … but it doesn’t! VANDEN PLAS created another masterpiece of this genre.


Peter Albers

Track List: 

1. When the World Is Falling Down

2. Under The Horizon

3. Black Waltz Death

4. The Lonely Psychogon

5. Fatal Arcadia

6. The Ouroboros

7. Ghost Engineers

8. Krieg kennt keine Sieger (Saltatio Mortis Cover)

Author: Peter Albers

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