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2.46 | 26 ratings

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3 stars Neither lamish artwork nor band's category here won't give you a glimpse of what they are.AJALON is good EARLY HOGARTH-ERA MARILLION CLONE. Actually, some pieces are TOTAL rip-offs - "Girl on a Swing" sounds exactly like "Easter", the same chords and harmony,but played in 4/4 instead of 6/8...the absence of ripped 5/8 part should probably prove that band has its own distinguishable face...Nope. The title track is a result of mixing "Berlin" and "Holloway Girl" together; ending of "The Long Way Home" 18-min epic features "Hooks in you"-like and even "Market Square Heroes"-like bits; opener is an expected "Splintering Heart"/"A King os Sunset Town"-related type of song...and so on. Other tracks can be close to other MARILLION's ones too, in the same 89-91 vein, sometimes also PENDRAGON/SHADOWLAND-like. So why 3 stars to a clone band you'll ask? I just DEEPLY LOVE that poppish kind of Neo, including mentioned for a fan like me it would be a 5-star release.Though the whole level of THIS work and some remains of undimmed mind of mine resulted to 3 stars. Recommended after all
Prog-jester | 3/5 |


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