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Proto-Kaw - The Wait Of Glory CD (album) cover




Symphonic Prog

3.65 | 94 ratings

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I got trouble listening to this album for the first time. It's not due to poor arrangement nor lack of musicianship, it's more on the trouble on melody, music flow and energy. Yes, I reconfirm that the melody produced here is not catchy at all. In fact I feel that the melody is somewhat being forced to sound that way so that my ears cannot accept right away. The situation is worse by the facts that the music is not energetic at all, especially on the vocal line - there seems no energy at all. With no energy, this album lacks of drive which leads to lack of soul. It sounds to me like a series of music streams that flow not in a natural way. I cannot catch the tagline melody - the one that makes the music so memorable.

I then switched my paradigm from expecting something great in terms of combination between melody, arrangement and musician's virtuosities (Kerry Livgren is an excellent guitar player) - without taking into considerations about melody. By doing so, it helps me elevate my appreciation towards the music. Well, at least I do appreciate how the music blends nicely the musical instruments like flute, keyboards, and guitar. The music itself sounds like a combination between Alan Parsons Project, King Crimson and Kansas. However, do not expect that there are great melodies like Kansas have done in most of their albums.

Overall, it's a good album even though it lacks energy / drive and melodies.

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 3/5 |


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