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KALEIDOSCOPE

Transatlantic

 

Symphonic Prog

3.82 | 574 ratings

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carlhjr02
5 stars Transatlantic has come out with their fourth album. The impressive nature about this band is that they have somehow managed to transend all of their individual "main projects". In short, Kaleidoscope is a masterpiece.

Into the Blue kicks off things in a very grand fashion. It assaults your audio senses as waves of musical talent blend together, cascade up and up building into the heaviest opening in Transatlantic's history. This is by far the best track on the album as it shifts from heavy prog to symphonic soundscapes with great ease.

Shine is a nice breather song after the epic allows for the Band to show that it can craft short but complex songs that are uplifting and a pure joy to experience.

Black as the Sky is the second best track on the album a tightly written compact song that goes for broke as everyone in the Band has solo vocal and musical segments. Seeing this live is real treat.

Beyond the Sun is a palate cleanser in preparation for the title track closer. It really doesn't work well by itself, but in viewing it as a prologue to Kaleidoscope, it works well. It's a very slow quiet song that is basically Niall and Stolt.

Kaleidoscope is a fine song, not the best that the group has ever done but still worth to be mentioned in the same breath as "Stranger in your soul" or "Duel with the Devil".

carlhjr02 | 5/5 |

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