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Haken — Affinity

Estimated reading time: 2 minute(s)

★★★☆ Barely metal at times, but a very good prog offering nonetheless. It’s a great fusion of 80s and current sounds, at times sounding as much like latter-era Yes or UK as Porcupine Tree or Leprous. It’s an unlikely combination of sources, which I first heard on their previous EP, but this time it totally works without sounding too much like a gimmick. Fascinating and pleasing from cover to cover, and unlike other prog acts I could mention, Haken rarely if ever overstay their welcome, even with their longer tracks.