Discordia - Utopia Perfection (2007) **[RE-UP]**

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Discordia - Utopia Perfection (2007) **[RE-UP]**

Discordia - Utopia Perfection (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 336 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 135 mb
Genre: progressive rock

Utopia Perfection is the 2007 CD by Discordia, a progressive rock band from Finland. This was their debut recording.
Utopia Perfection is a very interesting and enjoyable prog/pop/rock album from Finnish band Discordia. Considering this is their debut release, the band sounds very tight and focused here, as they mix strong female and male vocals, airy keyboards, rock guitar, violin, and intricate rhythms. While you can hear a little bit of Fish era Marillion, Renaissance, Gentle Giant, and Yes in their music, I can't say that they aren't trying to come up with their own sound here on Utopia Perfection, which is always good to see in a young prog band these days.

For the most part, the 11 songs here are quite upbeat and quirky, occasionally verring off into a rocking, avant-garde quality, like on the excellent and offbeat "The Group", which features layers of vocals, complex violin/guitar tradeoffs, and all-around zany Zappa-ish feel. A few of the tunes have some pop appeal and are quite catchy, like "Foreseen" and "Mystery Man", but for the most part, this is intricate prog rock all the way. "Interlude" features some lovely female vocals over aggressive riffs and complex drum & bass work, and "The Comment Of The Wise" is a real powerful instrumental that borders on prog metal, with lots of crunchy guitar and commanding keyboards. If a prog band ever wanted to poke fun at the power metal genre, then "Mighty Power Of Metal" would be the end result, a very fun tune with devilish male vocals, speedy drum work, and complex guitar lines.

There's good stuff at every juncture on Utopia Perfection. Finland's just produced another solid prog band folks, and my guess is we shall be hearing more from Discordia in the months and years to come.

Discordia - Utopia Perfection (2007) **[RE-UP]**

01. Foreseen
02. Mystery Man
03. Speak Directly
04. As Above So Below
05. The Group
06. Interlude
07. Slave Planet I
08. Slave Planet II
09. The Comment Of The Wise
10. Mighty Power Of Metal
11. Giant Dwarf
Riikka Hänninen-vocals, tin whistle
Tero Väänänen-vocals, bass clarinet, Bechstein grand piano (track 5), vibraphone (track 8)
Liisa Lipas-keyboards, violin, santur
Antti Tolkki-guitars
Petri Sallinen-bass
Otto Mäkela-drums

Kari Ahokas-keyboards (tracks 5, 7 & 10)

All arrangements by Discordia
Produced by Discordia
Recorded by Harri Kentala
Mixed by Seppo Santala

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Discordia / Utopia Perfection

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Discordia - Utopia Perfection (2007) **[RE-UP]**