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3.70 | 103 ratings

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3 stars A prog stew. Starts off rather modern sounding, poppy with up front guitars. Second track is in the poppy side of things again. Track three, "Weak Little Lad" begins the proggy Genesis Lamb Lies Down On Broadway sound. Next, "I Already Know" has that Genesis LLDOB sound again, very Hackett sounding guitar. (Is Hackett the most copied guitarist in rock history, or what?) "I Wanna Win" has some processed drums and excellent vocals. Really nice track! Next track is a short ballad. Next, "Star Evil aGnoma Su" is the most prog sounding so far, rather jazzy and spacy. Prog fans will love it! Next, "Another Door" again has excellent vocals. IZZ's strength is great vocal harmonies, ala Echolyn and Spock's Beard with traces of the Beatles and the Beach Boys, never sounding like them, but definately influenced by the latter two. "Something True has nice female singing. Next up, "Believe" is my favorite track on the album and it's the most popish. Catchy lyrics, beautiful acoustic guitars, wonderful female backup singing, just a fantastic song. Next song, "Knight Of Nights" is ELP with metal flourishes, bombastic Neo. "The Mists Of Dalriada" is a celtic rock instrumental, very well done. "Oh, How It's Great!" is Beatles mixed with Genesis, quite original. "Coming Like Light" is the longest track, nice piano with Emerson ELPish synth runs throughout. The most proggy song on the album, excellent! "Light From Your Eyes" is a nice straight rock track, well done. Hard to pin these guys down. There're very talented with some of the best singing in the US prog scene. I'd play this for music fans who are not familiar with prog. It's what I'd call "Safe Prog", safe to play to a non-fan. Rating them is difficult. Not overtly pop or prog, they fall in the middle. So my review will too. 3 stars plus 1/2 for that wonderful pop song.
NJprogfan | 3/5 |


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