The album On This Perfect Day from Arjen Lucassen‘s Progressive Metal project Guilt Machine feels vaguely familiar to tunes heard in the past that are stored in my vast music collection in my brain. But similarity is actually more in concept, than in tune. Why? Because this here Long Island Ice Tea is much more complex than just simple tunes strung together. And it has the hallmarks of some modern Pink Floyd style production or something in this direction. Or at least this resembles what we got served back in time when they were all high on stuff. Psychedelic progressive rock at its best.
In all honesty, I was about to throw this out the window when first listening to On This Perfect Day. But then after making an effort to listen again, it dawned on me that I almost threw a gem away. SO, before you open the window yourself: Listen to this production first, suck it in and let it be digested in yer mighty stomach. Then, once it hath been filtered by thy brain – if there is one left after that treatement – then thou shalt judge. ‘Cause this début and currently only full length studio album On This Perfect Day is a massively heavy and complex stew that Guilt Machine serves you. With some onions and hot peppers on the side. [...]