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BABYLON

Babylon

 

Symphonic Prog

3.89 | 77 ratings

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Steve Hegede
Prog Reviewer
5 stars Fans of bands like CATHEDRAL, MIRTHRANDIR, and YEZDA URFA are in for a treat with BABYLON. Their main influence was clearly early GENESIS, but they seemed to have been much more interested in the more aggressive moments of songs like "The Musical Box", "Firth Of Fifth", and "Cinema Show" than with their slow build-ups. The four compositions, recorded around 1978, lose little time getting aggressive and complex. They feature intricate RUTHERFORD/COLLINS influenced bass/drum grooves, melodic synth lines, and distant weeping-guitar lines. The vocals might be a little too dramatic for some. I guess, I could compare the situation to the vocals on MIRTHRANDIR's album. At first, the vocalist seemed a bit amateurish, but after repeated plays his style quickly became likeable. Overall, this another great release of GENESIS-influenced prog.

Steve Hegede | 5/5 |

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