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!

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

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RockmusicRaider Review - The Reticent - On the Eve of a Goodbye - Album CoverI love Progressive Metal. This is where metal meets the grey unknown. Far, far away from the ‘established’ legion of bands, seemingly always wanting 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.

Now, there is a large crowd out there professing that their forte lies in the progressive nirvana of the metal universe. Many of them bands out there strum a few djents, madly hit [...] Click to raid more!