Review Elements

  • HEAVINESS: 4/10
  • MELODIC: 9/10

RPWL's - Tales From Outer Space




RPWL is one of my favorite bands, period.  I have seen them perform in three different countries, so I was super excited to get this album two months early.  The band rarely disappoints. 

The album starts out with a great opening track called A New World which has ‘crunchy’ guitar riffs in it.  

Track two, Welcome to the Freak Show , has some wonderful surreal lyrics and another nice melody which accentuates the images of crooked doorways in a dream state and a flute sample that makes you think of alien presence.  You instantly know that eerie whistle you have heard in sci-fi episodes – every thing from Brady Bunch to your favorite alien sci-fi movie.  

The third track, Light of The World, is the longest and, as per usua,l the longest song is my favorite.  

Not Our Place to Be, has some drama thanks to the staccato violin patch.

The final song Far Away From Here, exudes the feeling of a ‘final track’. The haunting keyboard chords and the slow melody sets us up for the end of the story and the long trip ahead for the main character.  


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0: Never heard of them or debut album.
2: Someone recommended. I give them another shot.
4: Some good moments in the past but never put together an album I really liked.
6: Some 4 or 5 star songs but albums can be hit or miss for me.
8: I like 80% of their songs and probably went to see them live.
10: I would, and probably have gone on a plane to see them live.

2: Weather Report
4: Zappa
6: Genesis – Selling England by the Pound,
8: Marillion – F.E.A.R
10: Kino – Picture

2: IQ – Seventh House
4: Discipline – Unfold Like a Staircase
6: Porcupine Tree – In Abstentia, Shadow Gallery – Tyranny
8: Vanden Plas – Chirst 0, Dream Theater – Scenes From a Memory
10: Opeth – Black Water Park

2: Opeth – Black Water Park
4: Vanden Plas – Chirst 0, Dream Theater – Scenes From a Memory
6: Porcupine Tree – In Abstentia, Shadow Gallery – Tyranny
8: Discipline – Unfold Like a Staircase
10: IQ – Seventh House

2: Will Never listen to again and deleted under no circumstances should you buy this
4: Not my thing maybe one redeeming song.
6: I like parts of this and I would check them out if they were near me.
8: I would get in the car and road trip to see this album live
10: I would get on a plane to see this performed live

0: Did not send
2: Sleeve or jewel-case with only single card front.
4: Some interesting information in packaging.
6: Nice art and some information
8: Nice art and full lyrics
10: Full lyrics, composer credits, are for each specific song

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