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3.40 | 46 ratings

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4 stars Time for a review of Cyans debut (or should I say Reed's debut ?) For King and Country. On this album we find the track it all started with for my interest in this band. This was the 4th track Don't turn away because it was on a sampler and I was quite impressed with that song. When I bought the album I hoped the rest would be at least as good and that's what I will expound in this review.

The opening track is immediately more or less the highlight, not too surprising as it is the epical one. Not just because of that of course but it is a truly great composition. Second is the nice instrumental Call me, a melodic tune. Third is I defy the Sun, a short average track. Then my familiar song takes its turn, I still love it after 15 years ! Another shorter track, called Snowbound proves to be the second instrumental and since Rob Reed is actually a keyboardplayer, this the dominant instrument in this track. Next is another long one, called Man amongst men, good song but not as good as the opener The Sorceror. Nightflight is the 3rd instrumental of the album. I really like these on this album, all of a very good level. Last is the title track, a typical neo progressive song but not of the best kind. It's nothing special really, but fortunately it can't ruin the album for me anymore.

The first 7 tracks were good enough for me to come to a 4 star conclusion (3,6).

progrules | 4/5 |


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