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3.44 | 37 ratings

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3 stars I'm not very impressed by SHAKARY's first releasy, especially when two of the members of the band were former parts of the legendary neo prog act CLEPSYDRA...

Of course there are a lot of similarities with CLEPSYDRA such as the grandiose keyboard atmosphere and the melodic guitar lines, which were a trademark of CLEPSYDRA's sound...But there are a lot of differences too...CLEPSYDRA were flirting with AOR without never getting too close but big part of the tracks here are almost pure AOR reminding of WHITESNAKE or ROB TEPPER,a big big disappointment...The sound of the guitar is much much heavier than in CLEPSYDRA's work, I could say almost metal,and -in my opinion- doesn't fit in the neo prog style in general...But there is also some light at the end of the tunnell,as the most songs' structure is more complex and the often use of the violin adds an extra prog flavor to the band's sound...

I would recommend this album mostly to those who haven't ever heard any of CLEPSYDRA's album, this one could be a really good addition to their collection...For fans of CLEPSYDRA (and I'm one of them too) this should come rather as a disappointment as all of CLEPSYDRA's albums stand higher this one...That doesn't mean that this is a bad disc but I would recommend you to give it a listen first before buying...I'm looking forward to listen to their next effort for safer conclusions...Up to 3 stars for now...

apps79 | 3/5 |


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