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BEE YOURSELF

Leviathan

 

Neo-Prog

3.29 | 25 ratings

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b_olariu
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3 stars 3.5 stars for sure

Leviathan (don't be confused with american prog metal from the '90s aswell another americans from the '70s) is a neo prog band from Italy formed around mid 80s and releasing 3 albums so far as far as I know. The one I'm talking about is the second offer from 1990 named Bee yourself and definatly their best from their catalogue. Graced by an excellent art wotk, this little known release among prog heads is for sure a winner from start to finish. Influences are immediately recognizable in Gnesis, PFM or Bnaco type of symph prog with neo prog elements thrown in not far from IQ or Pendragon or Marillion fame. All pieces are great with a plus on ending lenghty title track cloking around 20 min - is a pure joy and one of the better neo prog pieces ever came from Italy. Also despite being a neo prog band , there are some jazzier moments interluded with the rest, giving a quite complicated background and awesome musicianship. All in all a very worthy affair for any serious prog fan intrested in bands that in thet period were trying to revive the style, I think Leviathan must not be forgotten, Bee yourself is a good aqusition for sure. Similar with aformentioned bands but in places remind me of another band from Italy named Fancy Fluid. 3.5 stars. Unfairly unnoticed.

b_olariu | 3/5 |

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