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Symphonic Prog

3.95 | 286 ratings

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4 stars A bit inferior than the masterpiece "Suffocating the Bloom", nevertheless it's more accessible, as well as enriched with interesting spare references to bands such as GENTLE GIANT. Listen for example to the first stunning section of the title track, characterized by some beautiful strings and their excellent vocal harmonization, within the introduction of "As the World"!! Thanks to this track you can understand their true music root!! Besides the powerful guitar and the excellent interplay with the keyboards till the end, make the song alone well worth checking out. Moreover the Hammond solo inside is fine, while the other shocking instrumental piece of "fusion-progressive art" is represented by "The Wiblet", with a sudden and breathtaking change of time signatures!! The other tracks have a romantic mood, often represented by tasteful ballads, nevertheless the label "Sony" obliged them at the time of their studio recording to perform such accessible stuff and they decided to find a suitable compromise in between.

Recommended,even though it is not completely essential, being often memorable (however before this one look for "Suffocating the Bloom")

lor68 | 4/5 |


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