My English is too limited, really, to describe the awesomeness of it.
It is very moving, an emotional rollercoaster. It ends too soon, but leaves just the right impact. Very mature musicianship, you can tell the band has been around, yet innovative and exciting. Bold may I say.
Will take a lot of listens to digest it, this is serious work.
Ivan (lead) plays so many notes :-) but all of them are the right ones. He reached the point where chops, style and expressiveness are all united to convey the message.
It's musically packed, not a boring moment, so many melodic and rhythmic ideas in such a short time.
Really really moving and passionate too, makes you wanna dance and cry and howl and start fires (and surf?).
This top Surf instro act reaches new heights.
The rest of the band of course, do their part magnificently, as well as the (again) bold and punchy production. It hits you in the gut, love it.
Love the Baritone, the jungle drums, the theme, the way it evolves.
It really translates as a voyage through the jungle, an expedition to unknown mysterious tribes. Who needs lyrics?! It ignites your imagination in such a way, that feels like an adventure movie.
All the songs are amazing by their own, each conveying a "scene", with it's own atmosphere and instrumentation, done with great care for detail and emotional impact. Leading to the climax -
Those Chunka dripping bars in "The Ritual" just hit the skull, what a sound! After those piercing, emotional solos, it's a steady hypnotic trance of high energy Reverb. Like, "what you feel doesn't matter now boy, you've done your personal passage, it's RITUAL time now".
After listening to this album, one needs at least 1 hour of complete silence, It's a sensory overload...
Can you play something after Beethoven's 9th? No! you need to meditate a bit...
This album deserves to sell a lot and hopefully reach new crowds,
as it is the best rock music in the world at the moment.