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Citizen Cain


Symphonic Prog

4.10 | 170 ratings

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4 stars Edited 10/02/05

I love the good ol' GENESIS records, of course I mean the original line-up with Hackett and Gabriel and these guys here are at least for me the real resurrection of this legendary band. But unlike most of the numerous other clone bands, they are really stunningly good and although they sound so similar to them, even the singer could be called a second Gabriel, I would not consider them a clone. The style for sure is quite similar,but there is as well an obvious reminiscence of JETHRO TULL present in their music. I know this is one of the most controversial bands, either people love or hate them. But IMHO they created some very beautiful excellent intricate music which can be called without any doubt as their own work. And I'd like to tell everyone trying to put "derivative" bands down, all lovers of early Genesis like me are very happy to find a band who is able to do something similar and to have let's say a few more "early Genesis" records to enjoy. Especially this album is probably their best one together with "Playing Dead", but this one here is in many ways more accessible like that. Actually I love all outputs of this band. One reason why they're sounding so amazingly identical is certainly the voice of Cyrus, but as well the fact they're using extensively the mini moog, that TONY BANKS has used in the beginning before he decided to switch to squeaky plastic sounding keyboard sounds. I will not go into detail of each individual song since this has been done already by a couple of other reviewers extensively. I just can confirm that all compositions are really excellent, and in fact I could not tell any outstanding one. The album as a whole is just fantastic and actually one would like to listen to it again and again. Absolutely worth 4,5 stars and highly recommended to any fan of early to mid era GENESIS!

hdfisch | 4/5 |


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