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SPIRIT

Legend

 

Neo-Prog

3.98 | 87 ratings

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toilet_doctor
5 stars What a Spirit!

Bull's eye! Having kept their major concept - musical incarnation of ancient legends, they took winning combination: Symphonic Metal + Symphonic Prog with soprano vocal, which fits to their ideas perfectly - nothing to do with so-called Neo. Think Within Temptation met Renaissance.

With such a new singer (Beck Sain) guys can do anything, because she is capable of anything: from deep lows to heavenly highs. And she delivers... especially impressive is multilayered (high and low) vocal thought-out the album, culminating in epic almost 14 min. song State of Grace, where it starts as a cappella, then adding bells sound and choruses - breathtaking touch. I have to confession to make: I cannot to get enough of her. 25 years of the search for right singer is over! Now, time to concentrate on the compositions... and they did.

All compositions are complex prog with tastefully blended in symphonic metal elements. At first, I thought song # 3 A Tangled Skein (over 18 min.) is a bit let down, but after I tried it couple times more, I changed my mind: it's different approach - quirky one, which bringing diversity in the album as a whole. I found tons of musical details in it, which I missed on a first place - great stuff. Last two songs Crossing of the Ways and State of Grace are simply Masterworks and deserved highest appreciations, as is amazing Artwork (Doorway to the Stars) by artist Josephine Wall, which is crying to be on the cardboard cover. Nevertheless, I want to thank producer Steve Paine for helping the band in many ways he did: music, lyric and good sound quality, bringing everything together and polishing it up.

Please, guys send your CD to independent Belle Antique Records in Japan. They love such a music a lot. I will be first to buy Japan 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition with exclusive bonus track in gorgeous exceptional print quality cover, as only Japanese can do or, more important, willing to do.

To all music lovers: please check out Song 4 Crossing of the Ways on youtube:

Doorway to 5 Stars.

toilet_doctor | 5/5 |

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