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H TO HE, WHO AM THE ONLY ONE

Van Der Graaf Generator

 

Eclectic Prog

4.30 | 1061 ratings

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el böthy
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4 stars Definitly a very good album, and a great place to start with VDGG...I didn´t start here and hated their music for almoust a year...had I first listened to this album it might not had happen that way, who knows?...back to the album

VDGG has finally found the winning formula in compositions which gives us an album with 5 strong songs that go from the more rocker Killer to the sad and beautiful House with no door to the more spacy Pionner over C with a good flow in between, making the album as a whole a very satisfing expirience. Hammill shines (as always) in vocals and lyrics, specially in House with no door, which supported by a piano and gentle drums shows VDGG softer side while being deep and never, not for one minute, cheesy. Same thing happens with Lost, one of the two suits along with The emperor in his war room for having different movements which (of course) have tittles of themself, this song, which is a song of lost love does not get cheesy at any moment, which makes the over emotional vocal delivery of mr Hammill so much satisfing. Still, my favorite song is The emperor at his war room, arguably the strongest of them all, with great work from all four of them, specially Evans, a drummer which I truly love, yet never seems to get enough press as the rest of the members. I love the chorus of this song, with Evans fast drumming while Hammill delivers one (of many ) incredible moments from his lyrics, sung as always, down right perfect. The only song I dont like that much, but still think is pretty good, is Killer, a live favorite of the fans. Therefor, I can´t call it weak, just...not something I like that much.

Overall this is an excellent album, some weak moments here and there but the good ones make you forget them completly. Highly recommended to any prog fan, and, as I said before, great place to start with this awesome band!

el böthy | 4/5 |

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