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A FAREWELL TO KINGS

Rush

 

Heavy Prog

4.35 | 1525 ratings

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nisandzic
4 stars As I listen to Rush album, I want to hear it more heavier, as they are somehow on edge of metal music, and at the end of this album, they go really heavy, with singer screaming, and guitars fast and rough. Real highlight of album is guitar solo in Cygnus X-1, I guess that Lifeson plays in talk-box here and the sound also has wonderfull fruity wah effect.

Lyrics of Rush have always been excellent, because of statements they carry (notice in Cinderella Man). Accoustic guitars are connected well with electric, bass fits great, but my taste somehow needed more melodies here, as most of the music is pushed toward rhythmic performance.

It is notable that there are much more keyboards on this record than on any before. This is made the best in Xanadu, my favourite Rush song, the one about ancient asian emperor in searching of immortality; the way that guitars show his horse riding over fields is quite picturesque.

I doubt that many people would like this album in first listen, but this manage to grow in my soul, for example. And Gedy's voice is somehow cool, although still some of screaming there, but never made me irritated.

This record is really strongl, Rush's classic, worth to listen (a lot).

nisandzic | 4/5 |

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