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Corvus Stone


Crossover Prog

4.03 | 332 ratings

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4 stars To give a better idea of what is Corvus Stone's music here, i would have to do a track by track review, because the songs are very different from one to the other and covers a lot of musical style. The use of the Hammond organ and the classic rock style of songs with some psychedelic tones give a retro sound feeling to the music, but the way the band succeed to shape every song with some nice melodies and many progressive twists is very unique. The instrumentation is rich and the numerous vocals style in every songs add something new to the whole music. "Scandinavians in Mexico" show some exotic influence taken from Santana's book. "Purple Stone" show a more straightforward classic rock influence with a 5 seconds copy of song from some artist you'll recognize. There is some instrumental and interlude songs that reveals some nice atmosphere like the classical arrangement with the flute and the piano in the song "Lisa has a Cigar". And some of those funny or peculiar title songs make me think that this band has a sense of humor, or want to tell the world that you can't label their music. The longest track with Sean Filkins "Moaning Lisa" would make you think instantly to the music of Big Big Train, which is not a bad thing. I really enjoy the crescendo build in the song "Mystery Man" that start with in a light symphonic mood and switch to a heavier and darker ending. I am sure many will enjoy this album, because it covers a lot of influences from the past into something new that only this band can do.
rdtprog | 4/5 |


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