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OBLIVION DAYS

Rocket Scientists

 

Symphonic Prog

3.98 | 62 ratings

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Tarcisio Moura
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4 stars Rocket Scientists third album is quite heavier than all previous effords, maybe a reflection of Erik Norlanderīs work with prog metal project Ayreon. Well, the music is really a mix of heavy rock and symphonic prog, quite original and yet sounding familiar. Nothing to do with groups like Dream Theater or Symphony X. They are much more versatile and the mood shift from track to track , still they sound unmistakeable like Rocket Scientists (can you think of a better name for a prog act?). Erik Norlander is one of the best keyboards players around, making great use of analog instruments like the Hammond Organ, Mellotron and mini moog. On the other hand Mark McCrite is a good singer and guitarrist, with a more classic rock leanings, making the duo a rather interesting chmistry. Lana Lane, Erikīs wife and a great singer of her own, does some backing vocals on 3 tracks. Oblivion Road is one more step ahead for RS. It probably takes more than one listen to really get into it, but it is really a fine piece of prog music, with influences raging from Deep Purple to the Moody Bues. Very original and very good!
Tarcisio Moura | 4/5 |

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