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TEMPLATE FOR A GENERATION

Darwin's Radio

 

Neo-Prog

4.12 | 92 ratings

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Progrussia
4 stars Now here's a great idea - do a prog album of one 20-minute song and a couple of 10-minute plus songs. Put this album at the top of my listening queue! Darwin's Radio Template for a Generation exists at an intersection of neo-prog (good melodies and Pink- Floydian spacey breakdowns), melodic power metal (distorted guitar and energetic keyboards) and alternative rock (soft whiny vocals and overall buzziness of sound).

Songs have a typical prog structure of long intro-energetic part-softer part-solos-return to main theme-extended finish. Melodies and solos are infectious enough to air guitar to or listen while driving long-distance, but kinda generic if you are aiming not just for listening pleasure but some new discovery. I also have a problem with the buzzy guitar sound. Declan Burke is a great guitarist and a competent singer, plays solid riffs and solos, but the constant feedback sometimes drowns out everything else and make songs sound similar to the ear, even though they aren't. And I would also cut down on the super-long burning finishes.

Progrussia | 4/5 |

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