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CLOSE TO THE EDGE

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

4.65 | 3068 ratings

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SoundsofSeasons
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4 stars YES i can say it is very good, although the very good really lies in the musician section. I really don't like Anderson's voice at all, it actually kind of creeps me out. The lyrics don't really speak much to me either. What i really do understand, however, is how good these guys are on their respective instruments. Throught the whole album all i can think is, "Wow...just wow, these guys obviously know how good they are and they will not stop till they throw everything they've got right into your face." So it's kind of sad that i can only really appreciate this album for is fantastic musicianship, because with albums like that i can only listen to them if i have the time to stop and listen to the whole thing. This album wasn't really meant to be listened to lightly anyway though, they probably expected people to put thier all their thoughts on the music and focus on it and it alone. I recommend this to an experieced prog fan only though, because there is a lot to take in, and it may leave you completely disarrayed if you don't "train" for it. Not to say there aren't lots of people who can appreciate it right away, but be warned its a very heavy trip.
SoundsofSeasons | 4/5 |

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