Vanden Plas – The Ghost Xperiment: Awakening

Vanden Plas – The Ghost Experiment

Label: Frontiers Records

Release date: October 11th, 2019


I must admit, I am a bit biased when it comes to VANDEN PLAS. I simply love the band! “The Ghost Xperiment:Awakening“ is their 9th studio album altogether and marks the first of two concept albums. The second named ‘The Ghost Xperiment: Illumination’ will be released in 2020. Any prog metal lover will know what to expect when listening to VANDEN PLAS. High class muscianship combined with truely professional songwriting and a modern state of the art production. In my humble opinion, the Germans are in any aspect way better these days than DREAM THEATER as there is no wear or corrosion to be found in their music. Need proof? “Cold December Night“ explodes onto the scene with a fierce metal riff that prepares the ground for a super memorable chorus. Very well done! The band stays absolutely true to their trademark style and delivers another blueprint when it comes to how progressive metal should be done. “The Phantoms Of Prends-Toi-Gardes” is another winner and again showcases VANDEN PLAS’ ability to combine technical skills with ear-friendly hooks. In any of the songs, singer Andy Kuntz sets the pace for any serious metal singer. Take this, DREAM THEATER! Verdict: Another sure home run for German progsters VANDEN PLAS and a definite must buy for any fan


Kai Brockschmidt


1. Cold December Night
2. The Phantoms Of Prends-Toi-Gardes
3. Three Ghosts
4. Devils´ Poetry
5. Fall From The Skies
6. The Ghost Xperiment

Author: Kai Brockschmidt

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