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RELAYER

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

4.36 | 2100 ratings

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el böthy
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5 stars "Soon, oh soon the light, pass within and soothe this endless night..." I mean... just excellent!!! It´s all I got to say...excellent. I knew this album would be good, but this is too much. Even better than "Fragil", "Tales..." and...even "Close to the Edge"!!!!!! Well, at least for me. All the 3 songs are incredible. "The Gates of Delirium" is Yes longest song, but it´s so good that you even want it to be longer, it never get´s boring like in some parts of "Tales..." All thouse battle simulations that are done so perfectly by Patrik Moraz and Alan White, the violence, the disaster, the chaos and then... "Soon, oh soon the light..." the beauty and sadness of the day after the war...

"Sound Chaser" is one of the best fusion songs I ever heard, with some of Steve Howes and Chris Squire best work, specially Steve. That free solo, with the perfect amound of distortion, excellente work, it makes me remember "Heartbreaker" by Led Zeppelin, hehehehe.

And at last "To be over". This song is all about Jon Anderson, not romantic but close. Still a very good song, in this part of the album you can finally breath, because mostly of "Gates of delirium" and "Sound Chaser" are very complex, heavy and fusion like songs.

To rap it up, this album is a must have, very complex, fresh and excellent, just excellent... and I don´t know why this site just gives it 4 stars... it´s worth 6 stars minimum!!!!!

el böthy | 5/5 |

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