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3.29 | 99 ratings

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4 stars I checked out the review averages so far of all the Jadisalbumreviews and what strikes me most is the low averages. Jadis hardly reaches a total average of 3.5 and I think that's a bit low for such a high-quality band. I realize it's all a matter of taste and then I have to conclude Jadis isn't very popular, there are very few reviews for each album, that's another fact. Maybe it has someting to do with the discussion whether Jadis is prog at all, a discussion that's also relevant for Gary Chandler himself I read in a recent interview with him. He wanted to abandon the progressive world and be regarded as more mainstream rock if I interpreted him well. It never bothered me if his band is really progressive or not. I'm just interested in quality, especially the melodic aspect of music. And Jadis scores very high to me in that department.

So too with this album. It starts off with the two strongest tracks, particularly Into temptation is one of their best ever. Then two lesser tracks follow before the very nice instrumental title track is next. It continues with two average, recognizable Jadis songs before it's time for another jewel: What kind of Reason. This is a superbeautiful ballad with an unbelievable guitar solo by Chandler. This is really such a song you'd better save for special occasions so it remains really special. It ends with another typical Jadis song: Who can we be sure of ?

Conclusion: One of the better Jadis albums, though not the best. Still: 4 stars to me.

progrules | 4/5 |


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