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TORMATO

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

2.94 | 1078 ratings

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OGTL
3 stars Tormato.. The record with the most annoying production, as well as the worst yes album at it's time of release. The band were pretty disjointed at this point, which is fairly apparent from the sound of the record. at 1978 the whole prog thing was generally over, with punk and disco taking the mainstream by storm.

The album is in complete song format, and each song is very simple in structure, some being a little drawn out (Silent Wings) and others just being bright and annoying (Release Release, Arriving UFO, Future Times/Rejoice) The best of the album are sort of a condensed version of their earlier sound, and are very enjoyable to listen. (Don't Kill The Whale, Madrigal, Circus of Heaven, On The Silent Wings of Freedom) Onward is Yes' venture into the Emo genre, and I'm not sure I like it.. ;)

Wakeman has picked up a very, very annoying keyboard sound, it's shrill and obnoxious, and present on just about every track which ruins half the album for me. The rest of the band are in top form, Squire playing quite great, and Howe pounding out great solos as usual.

Sub par album, don't get it with your expectations too high, because you'll probably be disappointed!

OGTL | 3/5 |

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