Phideaux - The Great Leap  CD (album) cover




Crossover Prog

3.22 | 165 ratings

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3 stars Part One.

Doomsday Afternoon is a masterpiece, end of the line. But before, there was The Great Leap, and it's not a masterpiece, sorry. It's a collection of songs from good to so-so.

What I critize about this album is that Phideaux is using some really good melodies (super intros and great lines of e-piano, mellotron, analog keyboards and flute) and quickly making a time change for a mediocre segment or chorus. I say when you have a good melody, try to exploit it and not making time changes for the sake of being more 'progressive'; this way you have more good moments and more hooks to get attached to.

Again, you can spot the Pink Floyd references miles from here a la Momentary Lapse of Reason. It's not a bad album per se, it's just that it lacks some inspiration and creativity in terms of short songs.

Some say that writing a short song is harder than an epic, well with the Great Leap we have a proof that Phideaux is mastering the long epics than the short and entertaining songs.

Let's hope for the best for the final chapter of the trilogy; the score is 1 victory vs. 1 defeat.

Menswear | 3/5 |


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