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3.99 | 298 ratings

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3 stars When I first heard this album it didn't much move me and I expected it to fall into the endless mountain of okay but ultimately forgettable neo-prog albums. To my surprise however, other reviewers have praised it for its beauty, depth, intrigue and other words that eluded me as my initial reaction caused me to drift towards watching baby otters stack cups...

But I digress, what kind of album do we have here? Is it interesting? original? proficient? Perhaps not. But what I've realized that the album does offer is a fully realized and wonderfully executed sound which would be a hundred times more commendable if it wasn't already the sound of a hundred other bands.

Perhaps I'm not being fair, the production is great, the vocals are engaging, the music is interesting enough to keep the listener engaged and the album, on the whole is quite good. If you enjoy neo-prog then chances are you will enjoy this album, if you hate the genre then you won't like the album, simple as that. There is no pushing of any envelope, but what we have here is a very strong album that plays the game safe but certainly plays it well.

3.5 stars rated down because I feel like I've heard this album before...

MJAben | 3/5 |


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