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CROSSING THE LINE

Asia Minor

 

Symphonic Prog

3.53 | 77 ratings

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Kotro
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4 stars Crossing the line to a straight path

Asia Minor's debut album Crossing the Line is just a notch under its successor, Between Flesh and Devine. Mostly because it is not as focused as the later. The band is still serching. While the sound and music is generally the same, there are certain happier tunes between less happy ones (Between Flesh and Devine had a mostly melancholic sound). They are also searching for a language: songs feature lyrics in English and Turkish. Can't really criticize the Turkish vocals, but the English is a bit far from what they were capable of doing in the next album. All the songs are quite similar, with no real highlight. They are by no means bad songs, with their electric guitar, flute, and keyboard harmonies interwined. They are just... even. It is quite a short album, at just 35 minutes. Yet unlike the bands following album, this seems just right. It is certainly not as memorable as Between Flesh and Devine, but it guarantees some satisfaction when popped up on the record player once in a while. 3,5 stars, rounded to 4.

Kotro | 4/5 |

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