Album review 'De Gitarist'
24 oktober 2018 

Album review 'De Gitarist'

The first reviews for ‘Random Acts Of Liberation’ are coming in. Here’s a review of De Gitarist, the Dutch guitar magazine.

“The extremely melodic progrock of the (largely) Dutch Dilemma is food for people who love instumental depth, but do not want it to dissipate in contentless virtuosity. The music on ‘Random Acts Of Liberation’ is challenging, but the well written songs are also very accessible. The dreamy keys and clear production provide the atmosphere, but the dynamic riffs and intelligent melodic parts of Dec Burke and Paul Crezee give it all power. ‘Random Acts Of Liberation’ is an absolute must for fans of bands like Marillion, Porcupine Tree and Spock’s Beard.” (Translated with Google Translate.)

“De uiterst melodieuze progrock van het (grotendeels) Nederlandse Dilemma is voer voor mensen die van instumentale diepgang houden, maar niet willen dat dat in inhoudsloze virtuositeit verzandt. De muziek op ‘Random Acts Of Liberation’ is uitdagend, maar de knap geschreven songs zijn vooral ook heel toegankelijk. De dromerige toetsen en heldere productie zorgen voor de sfeer, maar de dynamische riffs en knappe melodieuze partijen van Dec Burke en Paul Crezee geven het geheel kracht. ‘Random Acts Of Liberation’ is een absolute must voor fans van bands als Marillion, Porcupine Tree en Spock’s Beard.”

About the author
Dilemma is a Dutch melodic and progressive rock act which consists of founder and keyboardist Robin Z, vocalist Wudstik (Ayreon, For All We Know), drummer/producer Collin Leijenaar (Neal Morse, Affector, Kayak), guitarist Paul Crezee, and bass player Kristoffer Gildenlöw (Pain Of Salvation, For All We Know).Dilemma released their debut album ‘Imbroccata’ in 1995 on SI Music/Road Runner Records. After a hiatus of a few years Dilemma released Random Acts Of Liberation in 2018 on Butler Records/Music On Vinyl.Random Acts Of Liberation was met with high praise in rock and prog media world wide, and world renowned drummer Mike Portnoy (Sons Of Apollo/Winery Dogs/Neal Morse/ex-Dreamtheater) named the album one of the top-10 albums of 2018. Portnoy invited Dilemma to join Sons Of Apollo on their European tour which happened in the fall of 2018. In December 2019 Dilemma opened for Flying Colors during their European tour.
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