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4.01 | 529 ratings

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2 stars 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 synthetizer ambiance followed by an energic 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 synthetizers and guitars setting the place for a very dark ambiance. Great solos. This piece is 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 too rare.

As a non neo-prog fan, I give this album 2.5 stars, for The Wrong Side of Weird and Erosion, which are essential modern IQ pieces. But the rest of the album does not bring something new...

Modrigue | 2/5 |


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