Discipline - Unfolded Like Staircase CD (album) cover




Symphonic Prog

4.25 | 317 ratings

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Steve Hegede
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5 stars "Unfolded Like Staircase" is one of the best prog albums to come out in the 1990s. The music here is symphonic (colorful), dramatic, and majestic. It is at times soft and uneasy, and at other times aggressive and confident. Some noticeable influences include VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR's Peter HAMMILL, and GENESIS. But it also sounds like the band has dozens of other influences. The level of complexity here never reaches the levels of other modern bands like ─NGLAGARD or DREAM THEATER, yet it's complex enough to keep the music interesting and flowing. The band is skilled at creating very memorable themes. These themes have that classic, timeless, quality which makes the album standout. Of course, "Unfolded Like Staircase" isn't always consistent. A 50-minute CD would have been perfect, but at around 70-minutes some of the later epics start to drag a bit. Overall, though, that's a minor complaint. You can expect an impressive album of modern progressive rock.
Steve Hegede | 5/5 |


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