Omni-In-Prog - The groundbreaking debut record by Ruslan Moiseev's band
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I am blown away by this debut record of Ruslan Moiseev's prog-rock band (2007). I honestly can't remember the last time I heard a new band this good. From amazing vocals and mystical/inspirational lyrics (rock fans have waited forever for a successor to John Anderson and Freddy Mercury) to huge guitar hooks and enough positive energy to light up a city, the record sounds like a hard rock sound track to The Lord of the Rings.
I really admire how the music has a "progressive rock" level of complexity, but an testosterone-hard rock intensity that measures up to old school heroes like AC/DC, Zeppelin and The Who. These guys have a major lust for life that defies the "negative cool" vibe that dominates modern rock. I am so ready to turn that page and I highly recommend you check these guys out.