Absolutely beautiful, amazing album from beginning to end.
, what started as a progressive rock band, has evolved into something more. The 2002 release, 'In Absentia
' was the first album to have a more metal sound to it. The album starts off with a song called, 'blackest eyes' this song starts with an intro reminiscent of 'Tool
' then it goes into a heaver guitar and then gets soft when the vocals come in. The album ends with a really beautiful song called 'collapse light into earth' which is my favorite from the album. This album is fantastic and creates a somewhat eerie mood. Instrumentally its fantastic and also vocally its fantastic. This is one of my all time favorite cds and no one should miss it. Although a few songs are somewhat forgetable, it makes up for it with the rest of the songs. This album works in every way, instrumentally, vocally and it creates a nice creepy sort of ambience. I would highly recommend this to anyone. 20/20