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IMPRESSION

Odyssice

 

Symphonic Prog

3.42 | 50 ratings

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BORA
3 stars Camel-lite? You bet!

Many correspondents liken this album to Camel and Rush. Well, I can definitely attest to the Camel bit, not sure about Rush, a band I don't really find irresistible, consequently I won't reflect on here.

A long time Camel fan of the Bardens-era, this piece reflects more on the post-Bardens, Latimer approach of searching for a direction. Kinda in-between two chairs, neither here, nor there. Either side of the "Nude" album.

I do apologize here as it seems that my words reflect more on Camel than on this band, but the reality is that those comparisons are near impossible to avoid. Very pleasing guitar work along the lines when Latimer was getting better and better, but an element is missing. It's called Peter Bardens.

The band plays well, but nothing really outstanding there.to support the excellent guitars. Admittedly, at first listen I wasn't overly impressed with this album. Second time around it started to grow on me. Third time it left me somewhat bored. And that's how it remains for now.

Credible guitar work with average back up leaves a potential masterpiece rather lame. 3.5 is due, but I'll have to round it down in this instance.

BORA | 3/5 |

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