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Salem Hill - Different Worlds [Aka: Salem Hill 2] CD (album) cover


Salem Hill



2.65 | 25 ratings

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2 stars This second album from "Salem Hill", just as its predecessor, can't really be categorized in the symphonic category.

It is true that there are some fine vocals but the music offered is still AOR influenced but not so much than on their debut. Song writing has improved and a track as "Question Of Honor" probably belongs to the best stuff available here. Pleasant melody and fine keys for this smooth ballad.

Of course when these dreadful AOR sounds appear, then they really hurt ("Can't Let Go"). It's up to you: either you suffer for about four minutes or you just press next. Be aware though that if you have chosen the latter option, you are going to reach the next track faster. And believe me. "There's Always Canada" is absolutely no better. Same poor stuff, unfortunately.

"Salem Hill" is even tempted with heavier sounds as if they were not quite sure which direction to go ("Invisible").

The band showed some improvement (but not really much). While they stick to a more neo-prog oriented music, they sound OK like during the very good Listen To Me. The best song from this album (the longest as well). I guess that there are hopes for better things to come.

Two stars for these "Different Worlds".

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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