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Crossover Prog

3.51 | 146 ratings

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Marc Baum
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5 stars This album earns without doubt five stars! "Full Circle" was a great record too, but "House Of Cards" got a bigger production and the more transparent songwriting. I hadn't change any note on this record, all is perfect in my oppinion and hit follows hit. This album isn't as symphonic as "Full Circle" and it souns like it was made for a bigger audience, but it's still progressive. For new listeners "House Of Cards" is the nearly perfect beginning. Here are some play-on tips: The brilliant earworms "Always There", "Only Human", "We'll Meet Again" and "Money Talks" with it's tramendous great hooks (!), the very atmospheric sounding "Ashes to Ashes (Chapter 11)", the typical Saga track "God Knows" or the anthemic "That's How We Like It" (ups, that was close the whole album!). There isn't any low point to call at all, every song is on the same high level, so I recommend to listen the whole album. The guitar work is worldclass, Michael Sadler is in top-notch form, the keys are brilliantly intigrated into the band sound. A perfect record by a worldclass act!
Marc Baum | 5/5 |


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