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STRING THEORY

Majestic

 

Neo-Prog

3.44 | 8 ratings

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mbzr48
4 stars Just 3 weeks ago I had the pleasure of reviewing Majestic's 2009 release "Arrival" (5 Stars from me). Now I am taking a trip with the band and I went to the 2014 new release Epsilon 1 (4.5 Stars from me) going to their second release "String Theory" which was released in 2008. At this point in Majestic's career the instrumentation and vocals are almost all done by Jeff Hamel. On "Worlds Apart" features a female vocalist named Di who counters Jeff's vocals. In all honesty, I wished Di was the primary singer with Jeff concentrating on the instrumentation and some backing vocals. The best tracks on the album are "Circles" and "Maiden Voyage" On String Theory, there's 10 songs ranging from 3 to 9 minutes. Plus there's two acoustic songs as bonus tracks. The listener is treated to the evolution of Jeff Hamel and Majestic with the better songs on the next album, Arrival. This is an important album to get as it ranges from fluid Pink Floydism to some aggressive guitar work.. Oh there's another guest player on the song "Tonight" in the form of a flautist named Elzbeita In closing, this is a vital part of Majestic's history. I would recommend listening to String Theory first then Arrival afterwards. You'll get a sense of the evolution of this one man band plus. This is recommended for fans of melodic progressive rock with some metallic guitar parts. Solid 4 Star from me!
mbzr48 | 4/5 |

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