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A BLUEPRINT OF THE WORLD

Enchant

 

Heavy Prog

3.81 | 130 ratings

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The Crow
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3 stars Interessant debut from this american band... But maybe a bit overrated.

The first thing I miss every time I hear this album, is the lack of a true personality... Bits of Marillion and other neo-progressive bands, some AOR influences, and even Hard Rock elements... This is not a bad mixture, but in the end, the impression that this music gives is a constant lack of originality. Everything sounds right, the Rothery's production is clear and full of details. Good level for a debut... But in the end, the music is a little empty, and the songs aren't too different between them. This fact makes this album a little dull to listen in its integrity...

All the instruments sound well... It's difficult to say wich is better, all are good. Far from being spectacular, but very effective. Maybe the Ted Leonard's voice is over the rest... I love his singing. Very 80's influenced, but still good. His singing is soulful, and some high-pitched shouts are really great. Just hear the ending of Thirst... Marvellous!

Best songs: it's really difficult to say... All the songs are similar in style and quality. But maybe Thirst (good opening), Oasis (the best track on the album?) and Acquaintance (splendid ballad with beautiful lyrics) are a little bit over the rest. But the other songs aren't bad...

Conclusion: a good album, but nothing special in my opinion... Pleasant to listent to, sometimes funny, and good played. But the lack of originality and personality, along with the repetitive style of all the tracks, make this album a little boring to listen to... And sometimes is even difficult to differenciate and remember the tracks! They are very similar... This is the main handicap of this recommendable album if you like 80's melodic hard rock with some bits of progressive influences.

My rating: ***

The Crow | 3/5 |

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