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5 stars Having spent a fantastic night attending Airbag's release concert in Oslo, I decide now it's the time to publish my very first review here on Progarchives. "The Greatest How on Earth" is indeed a most ambitious title, and I dare say Airbag lives up their ambition with this, their third full-length album.

This is just an amazing album from start to finish! The Pink Floyd influence is still dominant. Add to it a few touches of mid 90'ies Porcupine Tree, you pretty much know what to expect. Main guitarist Bjørn Riis sends shivers down your spine with his soloing, like David Gilmour never left the stage. His guitar skills are absolutely magnificent. Airbag never seeks to hide their main musical inspirations. Add to it the slightly melancholic, easily vulnerable voice of Asle Tostrup, and the tight and precise drumming of Henrik Fossum, and you get a powerhouse of bluesy, keyboard- and guitar-based prog.

Having followed their musical output since the "The Sounds That I Hear" EP, the band has taken som giant leaps. While their previous efforts have shown great promise, and delivered some fantastic songs (Like "Homesick" from the "All Rights Removed" album), this album is 5-star from start to finish. The title track and "Redemption" stands out after first few listens, but both "Call me back" and the three part "Surveillance" really grows on you.

Every fan of Pink Floyd should buy this album. I mean it! Every single one of you! Add to it fans of Porcupine Tree and lovers of bluesy, dreamy, and melodic progressive rock, this album has the potential of a future classic.

"The Greatest Show on Earth" will soon be playing in your living room !

HAL | 5/5 |


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