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Simon Says


Symphonic Prog

4.06 | 190 ratings

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4 stars 3.5 I was attracted to this album by the ratings, have to admit it. What I listened to is a neo-symphonic prog that compose a highly spirited complex music in the trail of the heroes in the 70's, another band rehearsing Genesis, Yes, Camel and company. They have notable musicianship, no doubt, and they know their business. After listening several times I have changed mi mind about this album. Good symphonic prog always leaves you a melody stuck in your brain, or a series of chords that somehow managed to hook up on you. Maybe this is not the case, but still the complexity of the composition and the ideas are pleasant enough to the ear and well executed. The more appealing moments are the easier ones, when they stop trying complex multilayered blends and go for the standard riffs with recognizable background. They use well-known resources by the granpa's. Vocals can be spared, and some drums are in the front, bothering terribly. The last and longest 26 min track Brother Where You Bound is the best; there you find a bunch of truly inspired moments interrupted by insipid vocal excerpts.
poito | 4/5 |


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