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3.81 | 147 ratings

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4 stars Here we have the outstanding new IZZ album,in fact album number three ,and the last from the trilogy which started with the phenomenal album -THE DARKENED ROOM,released a few years ago!Definitelly,this album is a very ambitious and inspired closing third chapter of this ambitious work of this wonderful American talented band!What is the first thing that comes into my mind after a first audition of this album,is the very mature songwriting and the diversity of the compositions,plus the unbelieveble and impressive technical skills of all the members of the band!There are also some musical themes that are reviewed from the first two albums,and this is a mark of the strong cohesion and unity of this ambitious musical trilogy!The artwork is simply superbe,the very expressive photo is offering to the listener an image of what it is going to be like,the musical journey where we are invited by the band,in their universe of many different and weird emotions and moods!Definitelly,this is the most elaborate and mature album of all the three that compose the trilogy,it's a very mature songwriting and musicality of all tracks!Maybee it's not so spectacular like THE DARKENED ROOM,but the strong ideas presented here ara having a strong impact on the listener,and that makes of this album,a very serious and passioned audition for any good prog rock music lover!Definitelly to choose any particular song from the album to be pushed ahead,all is in a very monolythic manner ,and the whole ensemble of the album is very strong indeed!The boys voices are perfectly combined with the girls ones,and that makes the diversity of the album even more catchy and fascinated!Musically speaking,there is a strong influence of the classic prog rock icons,like Genesis,Yes,Floyd or Gentle a little modern touch a la Spock's Beard,Echolyn or The Flower Kings....but with the strong IZZ musical personality and blueprint!Anyway,it's king of vintage prog rock,but cleverly "'dressed"' in a more modern outfitt...very attractive and tasteful for the listeners!I repeat,the mature compositions,the exceptional songwriting is impressive,plus the technical and so fine technical aspect of IZZ' music,all this ingredients are so well made,that makes of this album a very enjoyable and wonderful musical experience!The production is excellent,top class indeed and the whole sound os IZZ's music is easily recognisable-there is definitelly a particular IZZ sound,touch in their music!Strong 4.5 stars for me and my sincere compliments for this outstanding musical of the best prog rock albums of the first half of 2015...
Ovidiu | 4/5 |


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