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4.01 | 633 ratings

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Better than "Subterranea", "The Seventh House" offers a few of the most accomplished works from IQ, but unfortunately also less attractive tunes.

"The Wrong Side of Weird" opens the fisc with a strange synthesizer ambiance followed by an energetic guitar which puts you directly in IQ's own world. Then the melody lifts off to the sky, the vocals keeps perfectly up, giving the impression to the listener to fly... The piano calms down the tune, to let keyboards and guitars setting the place for a very dark ambiance. Great solos. This piece is just top-notch IQ! "Erosion" features also good musical themes with a mystical somber atmosphere. But then the rest of the disc goes down... the title track is irregular, and "Zero Hour" and "Shooting" are either lazy or cheesy. "Guiding Light" has its moments, but they are unfortunately too rare.

As a non neo-prog fan, I find this album mediocre. "The Wrong Side of Weird" and "Erosion" are essential modern IQ pieces though. But the rest of the album does not bring something new...

Modrigue | 2/5 |


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