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3.60 | 153 ratings

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3 stars I read quite some promising reviews about this band's material and since this is neo-prog I had the feeling I couldn't get around it anymore. So I bought a few Sylvan albums. This wasn't my first but I bought them in a very short period so that has no real influence.

What to say about Sylvan ? What strikes me most is the vocals. I'm very ambivalent about him because he absolutely can sing but there is something annoying about the way he sings and then I'm not talking about the accent or something. It's his "soothing" voice I can't really stand and he uses that way of singing quite often. So I'm afraid thta's a slight minus. The instrumental aspect of the band is really decent but not spectacular. Same goes for the compositions. Not bad but even the longer ones (the ones I usually like best) don't have too much special effects or features.

Still, the longer tracks are somewhat better, my favourite tracks of the album are Lost and Given-used-forgotten. Other nice songs are Through my eyes and So easy but none of them all get me thrilled in some sort of way. So I have to leave it at 3 stars.

progrules | 3/5 |


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