About a year ago, the German progressive metal band Vanden Plas delivered the music world part one of their two part concept album, “The Ghost Xperiment”. Entitled “The Ghost Xperiment – Awakening,” the album ended on a cliffhanger, where during a séance, Gideon Grace, the main character, at last encounters the ghosts who have haunted him since his childhood. Ghosts? Exactly! Now comes the dramatic conclusion of the story with their new album, “The Ghost Xperiment – Illumination”.But of course these intelligent, inventive story telling lyrics need a strong musical vehicle for delivery and Vanden Plas astounds in that respect. While the orchestral arrangements in the first album in the saga had been reduced compared to the two previous “Chronicles of the Immortals” series, this time the progressive aspects of the band’s sound are even more apparent. Even in a time of crisis, the band has managed to progress, to give their best, and to present their fans with another glorious work that literally explodes with variety and vitality. “The Ghost Xperiment – Illumination” is precisely the medicine that we all need right now.
VANDEN PLAS deliver with »The ghost xperiment – illumination« a extraordinary Double Vinyl
• in Gatefold Cover