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Citizen Cain


Symphonic Prog

4.09 | 173 ratings

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Tarcisio Moura
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4 stars Citizen Cainīs second efford is slightly below their debut in terms of songwriting, but it is still a very strong symphonic piece of work. Specially if you like Genesis at the time of The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway. Cyrus voice is even closer to Peter Gabriel than Fish ever was. Genesis was definitly their main influence all around, but their sound, although still very much derivative from that band, had also been developing their own identity and this is clearly shown here. Besides, Cyrus flute playing owns more to Jethro Tull than to Genesis.

The production is very good for the time and the atention for the smallest details is obvious. Great keyboards and guitar parts, with some very strong songs like the epic title track (25 minutes, no less!). This CD is a little less accessible than the first one also but it does grow on you after repeated hearings. The complexity of their structures is really amazing, making you wonder if this is the kind of sound Genesis might have produced if they took the Lamb concept one step further (and if Gabriel had stayed, of course). Quite dense and striking.

A very strong release from this talented band. Recommended to all Genesis fans and open minded progheads. Rating is difficult, something between 3,5 and 4 stars. Iīll round up to four.

Tarcisio Moura | 4/5 |


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