"The Ghost Xperiment: Awakening" is the ninth full-length studio album by the German progressive metal band Vanden Plas, released 11th October 2019 through Frontiers Records.
The new album from German progressive metal masters Vanden Plas is part one of a two part concept project, with the second album to be released in 2020.
The ninth studio release by the quintet, ‘The Ghost Xperiment – Awakening’ continues to underscore the high artistic level of musicianship and lyrical creativity that the band have sustained for so long. Based on an actual documented paranormal experiment, the main character in the story, created by frontman Andy Kuntz, is Gideon Grace, a man who has to fight constantly for his life against the relentless shadows of the ‘House of Rain’ as he wanders through France.
Overall, the six mostly lengthy tracks achieve an impressive and fascinating effect
through a very band-oriented arrangement, so that the clear, intense urgency of the songs shines through
naturally. The listener is captivated from the start by the epic songs and the story told through the lyrics.
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