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FEARS

Clepsydra

 

Neo-Prog

3.94 | 170 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars I have to agree with everyone else, this is a fantastic album. So warm and atmopheric, very emotional too. I really like the vocals, accent and all. He's emotional and suits the music perfectly. The guitar is clean and at times so beautiful.

There are some amazing moments on this record, like in the song "The Missing Spark" where the main melody is absolutely beautiful, it sounds so good.This is a gorgeous track with soaring guitar and some great piano melodies. "Soaked" the opening track is more laid back with prominant drumming and the focus on the vocals. "Into My Cartoon" is uplifting at times with synths leading the way. "The Age Of Glass" is intricate with lots of piano early and passionate vocals. Nice guitar before 2 1/2 minutes then it settles again.

"Fearless" opens with synths as drums and guitar join in. Vocals too as the tempo picks up. "Daisies In The Sunshine" is a great title for this instrumental that is dominated by the acoustic guitar. "The Cloister" has a variety of moods and tempo shifts, from slow and atmospheric to heavy riffs and percussion. "The Nineteenth Hole" has more guitar and keys and closes out with a sax solo. "Sweet Smelling Wood" is mostly piano and synths early before the passionate vocals come in. "Fear" is the longest and final song on the record. It opens with a great guitar solo, and we get more of that later in the song. Great vocals too.

I highly recommend this album, especially to MARILLION fans and fans of prog in general.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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