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AFRAID OF SUNLIGHT

Marillion

 

Neo-Prog

3.79 | 570 ratings

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Prog Leviathan
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4 stars This really is one of their best, and remains an exceptional listen from start to finish with amazing playing and song writing throughout.

Opening with the very catchy "Gazpacho" and "Beautiful", the album completely changes gears in the second half, the compositions becoming slow and sweeping epics of tremendous emotional power. Songs transition into each other with organic soundscapes and textures, taking the listener on a musical ride which eventually erupts with a emotional intensity. Rothery gives some tremendous solos while h's voice blasts to the very core, especially with amazing title track. Prepare to be moved.

Taken as a whole, this is Marillion's most mature and artistic album (minus "Brave") up to this point, and features a lot to fall in love with.

Songwriting: 4 Instrumental Performances: 4 Lyrics/Vocals: 5 Style/Emotion/Replay: 4

Prog Leviathan | 4/5 |

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