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5 stars Review by dedokras

Although I have been a consistent visitor of this site for the last couple of years, this is my first review here (I got a registration just recently). Anyway, the reason I chose this album for my first review is that I am not sure why people hate it so much. I have an explanation, I suppose most hard-core Rush fans dislike it because it is so different from all their other releases, but I still do not understand this (probably because I disagree with them). Actually I think this album is much more focused than all their previous ones. Also, in my opinion this is exactly the album Rush needed to enter the new century (sorry for the cliche). The sound is raw and powerful, the solos are reduced or even missing, and I love the vocals - they are more layered and not so painfully high and piercing. My favourites here are Ghost rider and Peacable kingdom, but almost every other track here is very good. I would also pick Ceiling unlimited, Sweet miracle, Earthshine and One little victory as highlights. While obviously influenced by alternative rock and not being entirely prog, I would give the album 5 stars (4,5 really) because of the quality of the music and the bravery to still challenge the fans after all these years.

Cheers from Bulgaria

dedokras | 5/5 |


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