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4.12 | 438 ratings

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5 stars Like other reviewers of this album I also think that it is Galahad's strongest to date. Part 1 of De-Fi-Ance lulls you nicely with it's almost ethereal quality and choral voice. Then the second part roars (literally) into life and the album is up and running.

There is some excellent musicianship on display here with just the right balance between guitar and keyboard, all underpinned by a top-notch rhythm section. It is a very neo-prog album with echoes of some of their comtemporaries much in evidence - I get strong flavours of Pendragon and Arena, with subtle hints of Threshold (perhaps thanks to Karl Groom?).

My favourite tracks are Termination, Sidewinder, Empires Never Last and the album's closer, This Life Could Be My Last. Not that there is a disappointing track on this album - all are very strong, well written and well produced. That's why this will be one of my favourite albums this year.

scarista | 5/5 |


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