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SONG OF TIMES

Starcastle

 

Symphonic Prog

3.03 | 73 ratings

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Masque
2 stars I have had this CD for a little while and probably played it about ten times, so I have given myself ample time to digest it, the one thing that comes to mind is it is a little bland. Apart from the second song Babylon that has a fantastic middle section I couldn`t find much to sink my progressive teeth into. I love the first two albums this band made and I was hoping for more of the same but Starcastle seem to have gotten heavier and less warm in their sound. I was a little disappointed in the keyboard playing I expected to be amazed but I thought that the keys come of sounding a little lack luster. The vocals to sounded pretty good, though I would have prefered Terry Luttrell . Probably my biggest disappointment was the drumming the counterpoint and amazing display of control once astonished me when I listened to Stephen Tassler play, so I was expecting the same level of dexterity unfortunately it wasn`t to be , sure its good drumming but not cutting edge like it was once. I would recommend this CD for old Starcastle fans it provides some glimpse into what the band are doing these days and there are a few enjoyable moments (though not enough) If you are new to this Band start with their first two CD`s Lets hope Starcastle realise its OK to be a Yes clone so long as you are as good as Yes otherwise you come off looking less than awake.
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