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4 stars Huis' Despite Guardian Angels is a great debut album for the Canadian band. It features strong songs based on a mix of 70's and neo prog minding. Most of the tracks on the album are tied by a common guideline, which makes it easy to listen as a whole.

The guitar parts of Michel St-Pere are highly enjoyable. His sound and musicality is just as great as all the prog guitar legends. His solos remind of bands like Pink Floyd without being a copy of anything else. The bass riffs are solid and powerful. The vocal parts are really interesting. All the vocal harmonies are well thought and interpreted. The only vocal flaw that sometimes bothers me is the french accent which is apparent on some words during the album. I really like all the keyboard work throughout the 75 minutes of the record. The sounds are well chosen. They enhance the prog sound of the band in a really good way. Finally, but none the less, Will Regnier's drum parts are a blast !! His playing contains lots of tasty ghost notes like Gavin Harrison and Phil Collins's 70's playing. He also plays lots of powerful fills and some of them ending over the barline. The drum parts sometimes remind the square feel of Bill Bruford's drumming style.

Overall , the whole album inspires me in many ways. It's a great mix between old and new prog. It's a great album to buy! I can't wait to see and hear how good it will be live !!

miniphil2007 | 4/5 |


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