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The Reasoning


Crossover Prog

3.24 | 59 ratings

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2 stars After reading about the links to MAGENTA and KARNATAKA, this, I thought, would be a sure fire progression showing the amalgamation and extension, with wonderful harmonies, together with STEVE ROTHERY guesting...

Unfortunately, I feel, the album failed to deliver.

It comes across as very dour and moody, no bad thing maybe in moderation, but every track... It sounds like a poor mans version of Evanescence with the constant interplay between the vocalists, and, with each of the songs sounding too similar, with little variation or experimentation the expectation and excitement soon wears off.

The harmonies and interplay that were present in KARNATAKA do appear here and somehow I felt vaguely satisified on hearing them, but with this being a new venture with established musicians, the whole offering failed to engage me.

Though I appreciate that this is a personal opinion, the album will, however, appeal in moderation to those who, like me follow the fortunes of MAGENTA and KARNATAKA, I would suggest some caution though.

Sorry, but I can only award 2 stars for this, and feel that even this might be a little generous.

huge | 2/5 |


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