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White Shadow
3 stars This album is proof that Styx is very underrated as band. I was very curious and had no idea of what I would get with this. It turned out to be a great surprise. The music on here is much like Tychovski said. It is good rock music with progressive leanings, at times strong, and at other times, distant. I was absolutely stunned by "A Day". It is so delicate in the beginning and builds up to a nice guitar solo and transitions into an organ solo in a time signature that switches between 3/4 and 5/4. Then suddenly goes back to its delicate beginning. It kind of puts me in a dark cavern, not an ugly, dirty one, but a beatiful one, lit by crystals, with rivers flowing throw it. Maybe I'm crazy though. I think the harp sounds help give me that picture a lot. It is mini-masterpiece of a song in my mind though. Other songs I like a lot are Bach's "Little Fugue in "G"", "Father O.S.A.", and "Earl of Roseland". The other songs are decent rock tunes, except for "Lady" (sorry, just don't like it). Add these together and it makes a good proggish rock album. 3.5 stars.
White Shadow | 3/5 |


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