Power of Metal.dk Review

Beyond Man and Time
Style: Art Rock
Release date: 9 March, 2012
Playing time: 73:21

Yogi Lang and his partners in crime are back with their first ever concept album, and their to date best and most coherent album.

This German band's take on art rock has developed over the years leading up to this; everything has taken at least a step up the latter on "Beyond Man and Time". RPWL has written some of the best art rock I've heard in years; the songs are all well written, the production hits bulls-eye, the execution is top notch and this album just gets better and better each time I listen to it.

"Beyond Man and Time" is an introvert journey, one you must take the time to fully appreciate and understand; the soundscapes and atmospheres they have created are deep and multi-facetted. This is thinking-man's music, something that challenges you each time you put it on; you discover new layers and elements each time you listen, and you interpret it differently each time you hear it.

This is art for the audiophile rock fan, for the open-minded rock fan and for fans of art rock in general.

Well done!

01. Transformed
02. We Are What We Are
03. Beyond Man and Time
04. Unchain the Earth
05. The Ugliest Man in the World
06. The Road of Creation
07. Somewhere in Between
08. The Shadow
09. The Wise in the Desert
    I) The Wise in the Desert
   II) The Silenced Song
10. The Fisherman
    I) High as a Mountain Part 1.
   II) The Abyss
  III) High as a Mountain Part 2.
11. The Noon
Label: Gentle Art of Music
Distribution: Soulfood Music
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: 17 February, 2012
Website: www.rpwl.net