The Reticent – The Oubliette (2020) – Review

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The Reticent likes themes. Big, thorny themes. And even larger emotions, about problems and issues that not many musicians like to tackle.

After all, there’s no mainstream or glittery fame to gain in all this. No snazzy rockstar perks beckon you just around the corner. Just hard, emotionally draining music creation that peddles to a decidedly limited audience.

The Reticent‘s last album On the Eve of a Goodbye was all about suicide, projected on a pretty stellar platform of outstanding Progressive Metal and genuine anguish. This record practically oozed emotion so realistic, it actually served as this ‘fil-rouge’ … [...] Click to raid more!

Video: The Reticent release The Decision!

Last updated on 23 September 2020

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RockmusicRaider Video - The Reticent - The Decision - On the Eve of a Goodbye - Cover ArtIn 2016 The Reticent issued one of the best – if not THE best – Progressive Metal album of the year called On the Eve of a Goodbye. And I am not saying this lightly.

The emotional discharge, genuine passion, and musical prowess are such that the record ended up on spot number two of the 2016 Top Ten Records in the RockmusicRaider universe. And the record still rocks a lot on the RMR mighty sound machine. So much so that the tear-drenched tune risks to rust the metal it is built on. [...] Click to raid more!

The Reticent – On the Eve of a Goodbye (2016) – Review

Last updated on 2 January 2021

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I love Progressive Metal. This is where metal meets the grey unknown. Far, far away from the ‘established’ legions of bands. Those that seemingly always want to produce more of the same. 

Of course, Progressive Metal covers lots of sins and it takes a lot of musical skills to produce good content. On the other hand, the style is usually also an indicator of much creative energy at work. Of that urge to go the extra mile.

Now, a large crowd out there professes that their forte lies in the progressive nirvana of the … [...] Click to raid more!