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BEAT THE DRUM

Pallas

 

Neo-Prog

3.66 | 108 ratings

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boriscla
4 stars I've found this one a couple of years ago in a sale and was the first time that i have the chance to hear something from Pallas. I've known that Pallas were very famous as a neo- prog band, so as a Marillion fan i decided to give them a chance.

And what a wonderful record to find! At first listen i've got nothing then i imported it to my iTunes player and give it several listens and.... i became hooked (always happen to me with prog bands), simply i've just can't stop listen to it and it made me wanted to know more about this great band.

About the album, the first three tracks made a perfect opening (Call to Arms, Beat the Drum and Hide & Seek) being all strong highlights. After that, the songs doesn't really stand out even if the quality reamins the same (maybe with the exception of All or Nothing and Ghosts, awesom tracks), al least until the last track (Fragments of the Sum) which is a piece of art with a touch of Floyd.

It's been said that this album it's too AOR for it's own good but i think that it's an enjoyable and progressive style of AOR (think of Asia), so i like it.

My only complaint (and a small one): the voice, if this record would have a vocalist as John Wetton or any of the Alan Parsons Project guest vocalists, it would have been a greater success, at least in the prog-AOR territory.

boriscla | 4/5 |

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