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Knight Area



3.97 | 153 ratings

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4 stars Because the latest by Knight Area (Under a new Sign) was recently in the store I bought that one first. I was so much impressed that I went after this one as soon as possible. Again I was absolutely not disappointed but problem is that this debut had to be a double masterpiece to beat its successor and I have to admit, it isn't.

Still this is very good, I already had read some reviews and they were very promising. Why is it less ? It's just that the songs are less impressive, it could also be my preference for longer tracks that makes the difference again. On the other hand, the best track on this album is Conviction and that is not really long. This song has everything I look for in prog in general and in neo prog particularly. It has a lot of energy, great keyboards, great guitar and very good melody. It's only a little bit short in length but this also proves that I'm not simply obsessed by tracktimes but that the music always comes first. This is a very compact song and it's simply perfect, maybe even better than the best tracks on Under a new Sign !

But just about all the other tracks are very worthwhile as well (first two minutes of Conspiracy !) and it's just that I got to know the other one first, gave that one 5 stars, have to admit this is (slightly) less and round it down to 4, but it's actually worth 4.5 stars.

progrules | 4/5 |


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