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Social Tension


Symphonic Prog

3.54 | 18 ratings

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4 stars If you really really really hate cheesy music then you can skip this review and this band. If you don't really mind heavy influences of other artists then this might be interesting for you.

This is a compilation that contains the whole debut album of Social Tension and the two best tracks of their second (and last) album. It's a good thing they left out most of the second album as it was pretty weak.

Anyway, onto the music. This sounds quite a lot like Emerson, Lake and Palmer, but with use of the mellotron and it feels like there are even more keyboards here. This isn't a blatant copy of ELP though, this band really has something to offer too. The music is keyboard driven and has a great atmosphere and many tempo changes. The keyboard solos as expected on any symphonic prog album are present and great too.

The vocals are in Japanese, but don't let those stop you from listening to this. Most of the music is instrumental and the Japanese vocals really don't bother at all, they're well sung and pretty enjoyable.

Really give this a shot if you can, especially if you're really into symphonic prog.

Autoband | 4/5 |


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