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4 stars For sure this band needs a live album and this one is a great representation of what you get with them. Professionally recorded at Nearfest 2007 Izz were the opening band of the two day fest. This set is a 45 minute dynamo with some of their signature pieces. I am sure many in the crowd were left breathless after this set. How many bands would start their set with a new song? These guys and gals know what to do. Then move into on of their most robust songs in volume and depth the title track to their last studio album My River Flows. I am sure the crowd is awake at this point. Then they drop back to their 1998 initial CD Silver of a Sun for Assurance. This is a great song and sets the stage for the next two Coming Like Light the first of two epics off of I Move then into Late Night Salvation the hands down best song off My River Flows with Paul Bremmers unforgettable lead guitar and brilliant vocals from Tom Galgano and Laura Meade. Then back to Sliver of a Sun for Where I Belong before ending with the other epic off of I Move Star Evil Gnome Su and finally an encore of The Mists of Dalridaia. This is great stuff but for me this is way to short but maybe this year at Calprog they get an 1 and a quarter hour so maybe their will be another one coming.

However if anyone is looking to get a great sampler of the bands selections and the quality is fantastic. This was a stellar performance by a band more people should be paying attention too. 4 Stars.

Garion81 | 4/5 |


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