12 Songs, 1 Hour 21 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Blistering riffs and high-pitched vocals power Haken’s Vector—an ominous, hard-boiled stew of prog metal and organ gloom. Centred on a tale of a psychiatric patient and his doctor, it’s a concept album that spans frenetic instrumentals ("Nil by Mouth") and eerie slow burners ("Host") while prescribing a heavy, 12-minute epic (“Veil”). Add the melodic stomp of finale “A Cell Divides”, and this is another triumph for the prog-rock innovators.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Blistering riffs and high-pitched vocals power Haken’s Vector—an ominous, hard-boiled stew of prog metal and organ gloom. Centred on a tale of a psychiatric patient and his doctor, it’s a concept album that spans frenetic instrumentals ("Nil by Mouth") and eerie slow burners ("Host") while prescribing a heavy, 12-minute epic (“Veil”). Add the melodic stomp of finale “A Cell Divides”, and this is another triumph for the prog-rock innovators.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Score06 ,

Shattered Fortress influence

Love Love Love Veil, for that song alone I love this album, but Puzzle box is awesome too as is Nil by mouth, good dr is not my fav and still checking out other tunes.

Hello Geno! ,

One of the most talented bands ever

What I love about Haken, is they never take the easy way out. Every song is filled with heart and emotion, you can tell the artists really poured all they got into it, instead of making something they know sounds nice or will sell well. With each album they continue to impress, and I’m absolutely loving this one. All of Diego’s synth tones are near perfect and steal the show, and as a fellow keyboardist, I’m insanely jealous. Ross’ voice sounds more mature, especially in “The Good Doctor” and “Veil”...don’t even get me started with how great Veil is. The syncopation between the guitar/bass/drums will forever abuse my steering wheel as I tap furiously with my fingers while driving. The guitars are so driving and rich in this album. I wish this album was a bubble bath so I could bathe in it. Excited to see you guys in Portland next month! Keep it up, and never stop writing!!! Thank you a ton for this album.

bobby211221122112 ,

Great so far!

Both songs are awesome, but the album seems like it’s a little short to me! I’ll still love it I’m sure because they’re not capable of writing a bad album!

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