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IMMORTAL?

Arena

 

Neo-Prog

3.94 | 483 ratings

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jimbrown87
4 stars I used to love the first track and couldn't really get into the other tracks and now it's the other way around. I don't care for the first track and the rest of it sounds delicious. The 2nd track and on I feel are all equally good. Well, I consider Moviedrome to be an entity of it's own and it might actually peak over the rest of the tracks. Let's just say some days I like Moviedrome most and others I prefer all of it in context.

Rob Sowden really does a good job. So far, my favorite thing he's done other than various parts of Moviedrome is Friday's Dream. He really helps make that track a good track. The melody is really powerful to sing to.

John Mitchell does it again here with soaring guitar works. All throughout this the guitar is singing wonderfully and John Mitchell knows when he knows just how to not do too much or too little. Truly one of my favorite guitarists.

Clive Nolan really shines here. Using creepy sounds and providing powerful atmospheres. All throughout the album he really provides that extra dimension to the sound that transcends this album up, up and up. Favorite keyboard parts are in Climbing the Net and Moviedrome. Honorable mentions Butterfly Man.

Mike Pointer still needs to work on tuning drums and maybe using a little less reverb on his kit. His drum work sounds way better in Pepper's Ghost to me. So he finally does get there. It just took him a while.

Bass is good :P. Moviedrome especially.

I say a solid 4 stars

jimbrown87 | 4/5 |

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