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RESURRECTION

Kenny Mitchell

 

Crossover Prog

3.64 | 12 ratings

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5StringBass
4 stars Most 7 string guitar work you hear is in one of the heavy metal sub genres. An exception to that general rule is provided here with the opening track to this album.

Almost all of the guitar work on "Death of a Nation" is done on 7 string with only a smallish portion of it being given over to what one might view as metal. The rest of it varies between Blues and Hard Rock with a bit of Camel style clean guitar work around the middle.

There are quite a few subdivisions on this track although none of them are individually titled.

It's an artful track of almost 23 minutes and is also track one of a 3 track trilogy - the other two being ' The Time Between' and the title track 'Resurrection' all of which are presumably based around the 9/11 World trade Centre and Pentagon attacks (you'll get the idea of why I think that if you listen to it).

Presumably the entire 'story' is an imaginary one because America is still very much alive and kicking - maybe the concept is a moral one...? I don't know... but overall it's quite effective if one uses ones imagination somewhat. There are some lovely little keyboard solos on 'Death' which sound like they've been done on a minimoog, and again brings Camel to mind.

The remaining tracks on the album are :

"Pink Moon Rises Pt 2" : nice track which has a kind of spaced out Steve Hillage around the time of "Green" acid trip type intro which moves into an acoustic backed traditional sounding string arrangement, and finally explodes into a Dave Gilmour style epic. Very nicely played and full of emotion.

"Seagulls" : Kinda quirky this one. Short and sweet and sounds like the seashore somewhere.....

"End Piece" : Very laid back and a nice closing track to chill out to. Built around acoustic guitar and piano with some lighter sounding drums.

Nice album overall and similar to this guys previous offerings in that it's all very retro sounding. Pretty easy to listen to as well so should appeal to most who like the old style prog sound.

5StringBass | 4/5 |

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