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The Tangent


Eclectic Prog

3.82 | 277 ratings

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2 stars Another album that seems to be out of time. If it would be done in 70's perhaps it would be a great album. Even so, it lacks passion, the feeling that classic bands of the 70's marked in their efforts. Not even close does this reach the magnificiency, the sublime sensibility of Yes classics. The efforts of bands like Tangent, Flower Kings or Spock's Beard makes us think: is symphonic progressive rock dead?

Without the presence of Flower King's guitarist, I thought that it could be created the space for inovation, at least some originality. But with the listenings of the album, I prove myself wrong. Every music line, every word of the lyrics, every comic moment, seems to be a deja vu, but without the deepness of the classics. Symphonic is probably the kind of music which gives more space to high sensibility. Listening to works as Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Tchaikovsky makes this album almost seem to be garbage, so lack of feelings it presents.

Still, as I said before, for those who seek new melodies of the 70's classic formulas, this might be quite entertaining. The band shows, as those refered before, a reasonable songwriting and ability with the instruments, but, at the level of creativity, almost null.

TRoTZ | 2/5 |


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