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3.81 | 54 ratings

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Again one might wonder why I gave 5 stars. Incomparable to Essentials like GENESIS or KC early albums, LORIEN's one is another EXCELLENT example of Neo-prg and it's truly deserves to be rated as Masterpiece of the Genre. Imagine early MARILLION mixed with Polish COLLAGE and featuring JON ANDERSON (of YES) on vocals (and lyrics)!!! Awesome!

Opener is powerful Neo-track in IQ manner; "Lost for Words" is a good ballad with typical YESy coda; "Losing It" is a 9-min long mini-epic a-la "Forgotten Sons"; "The Divide" is another YESy tune, very good radio-ballad. "Children's Games", a title-sake 19- min long epic, can serve as an example of good and pathetic Neo-Prog in COLLAGE's "In your Eyes" or RED SAND "Mirror of Insanity" vein. SIMPLY FLAWLESS! Filled with dozens of moods and themes changing, it alone makes CD worthy of buying! Album ends with "Love is", a simple keys-guitar song, very romantic and sincere.

EXTREMELY RECOMMENDED to fans of MARILLION, COLLAGE, RED SAND, CLEPSYDRA and YES. Also every Neo fan must put this item into his wishlist. This is not just "another one...", this is a True Neo Gem and it's a Must !!!

Prog-jester | 5/5 |


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