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VIGIL IN A WILDERNESS OF MIRRORS

Fish

 

Neo-Prog

3.80 | 257 ratings

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Menswear
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5 stars A must.

Unfortunetaly, Fish's solo career started amazingly well with this album and...er...never really got nowhere fast. Aah, too bad because this album is a huge slap in the face to the Marillion's evil clan, proving that Fish is performing and writing as good as before (and sometimes better).

Fish's world from Clutching at Straws is following him (lyrics and comedy act), althought with a bit less tragedy and tad more celtic textures. And frankly, the whole 'drunken scottish' folk-rock is fitting well in the whole scene (Vigil, Internal Exile and the Company). This is where, to me, the album sets up high score: the simple chorus that becomes an anthem to shout out loud with a tall mug of McEwan's. Let's not forget THE voice of Fish, still on top of the hill and the orchestration making many songs much richer than the traditionnal Marillion line-up.

Fish got angry and decided to show what he's capable of: superb melodies, catchy choruses wrapped in a tangible musical depth.

Hurray for any fan of Marillion who discovers this; they will see no difference in quality or enjoyment...it's a promise!

Menswear | 5/5 |

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