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FROM GENESIS TO REVELATION

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

2.59 | 805 ratings

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VOTOMS
3 stars I think Genesis debut is a pleasant album. The young group had interesting rock songs, nothing really great or very relevant, but the good tracks, like The Serpent and Am I Very Wrong, are far better than most of A Trick of The Tail songs and this album is much more impressive than the high rated post-Gabriel Genesis era. It's much more funnier to watch an amateur band performing three or four good track before grow up and turn into masters than listen to a full album of prog monsters like Tony Banks, Steve Hacket and Phil Collins trying to do something, a single good track inspired in their own previous works, but not successful, leaving everything behind and shapeshifting their own sound to something for the masses. From Genesis to Revelation is not a progressive rock album at all. Is leaded by pop/melodic rock ballads, very similar to some of Peter Gabriel's solo works in my point of view. I notice a certain mainstream psychedelia touch in tracks like In The Beggining. That's not bad, I like this. It's very funny to listen to the teenager Peter Gabriel singins songs like this, about to become a symphonic prog rock reference. Listening carefully, you will notice some naive symphonic sounding even in the background of the mainstream ballads here. Of course, this album have poor moments, a lot of them. But it's not terrific. Just boring, like The Conqueror (the vocal line reminds me of Oasis, or probably Beatles). From Genesis To Revelarion sounds much more like an oldschool Crossover Prog. Short and premature songs, but fine. The enjoyment I had listening this are superior than listening to most of Barclay James Harvest.
VOTOMS | 3/5 |

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