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3 stars The Scottish singer Fish has released his eleventh studio record since he left Marillion and here he proves a lot of his strength. It has gone six years since "Thirteenth star", his last album and now we see an artistic cover with a burning tree and a nice Fish sign in the dark above. On this album participate Fish(vocals), Robin Bould(guitars), Foss Paterson(keyboards), Steve Vantsis(bass) and Gavin Griffiths(drums) with Liz Antwi(backing vocals) and Aidan O'Rourke(violin, string and brass sections).

For me this could have sounded better with a shorter format. First to the good ingredients. Fish has an amazing voice that is wonderful to listen to. Sometimes he sounds like Peter Gabriel but still he has his own style. I like when he speaks because he seems to have a nice accent. The musicians do a great job and some compositions are progressive in style. Though have a lot of the songs not the special aura I am searching for. It's something too correct for my ears. I want more breaking news.

The first and longest track is very good, "Perfume River" is especially good in the second half, with power and speed. "All loved up" is even better with more power and speed, a sweat rock song. "Blind to the beautiful" has a lot of feeling, the vocal comes to its right mood and the title track "A feast of consequences" is melodical and quite of catchy but not a masterpiece. Then is "High Wood" much better, he reads and sings in a beautiful way with a great melody. Even better(best on the record) is "Crucifix Corner"(9/10) which partially is calm and powerful. He shows his feelings and the song is varied. "The Gathering" is also worth mentioning as a good track but "Thistle Alley" is inferior, too much metal for my taste and "The Leaving" doesn't interesting me, neither does "The Other side of me". A little improvement is "The Great Unravelling".

As you can see this record both have pleasant, sweet and uninteresting tracks and the balance between them is rather even. Then, unfortunately this is not more than a three star record for me, but it's in no way bad. I would recommend a lot from it, but not the whole album.

DrömmarenAdrian | 3/5 |


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