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Phideaux - Doomsday Afternoon CD (album) cover




Crossover Prog

4.22 | 1073 ratings

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5 stars Is this part two of the Great Leap?

When I'm looking for a Masterpiece when it comes to albums, this is what is needed. Doomsday Afternoon is the poster child for a masterpiece. All the songs on the album are beyond beautiful, the collaboration from one song to the next are flawless, and most importantly, the album is much more then just outstanding songs one after another. There's a system, there's a theme, a mood, a concept. This is what is needed when it comes to a masterpiece, and this album executes it perfectly.

I know, already writing this out, I'm going to be repeating myself quite a lot by saying everything on this album is beautiful, or masterfully crafted. So I won't be writing out 10 times for each song, since each and every song on this album is beautiful and masterfully crafted. I love the fact that this album is broken up into two parts, it makes the album feel as though it's on an LP player. But each act is balanced off, act one starting with a 10+ minuet song and act two ending with one.

One aspect that makes this an instant masterpiece is the reuse of great riffs and sounds. A perfect example of this is 'The Doctrine of Eternal Ice' parts 1 and 2, and even 'Crumble'. This aspect of re-using sounds transience the album from 10 great songs in a row to a complete album. This could very easily be one grand song divided by two parts. Each song is not completely unique to the album or the other songs, but the album as a whole is entirely unique and a treat to the ears.

There really isn't much else to say about this album. It is essential to at least hear this album once through if you're a progressive fan. This was good enough to receive my 'one year anniversary review' to this sight, so that should be enough to depict it. There really is no draw back to this album that I can see..and I've looked. I've been very careful not to rate albums as masterpieces unless they absolutely deserve it, and this one deserves it.

5 well earned stars.

mothershabooboo | 5/5 |


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