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LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL

Ajalon

 

Symphonic Prog

2.45 | 24 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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2 stars I DON'T SEE ANY LIGHT AT THE END OF THIS TUNNEL

I wonder why this band sits in the symphonic prog category. At times, this is rather misleading. Their fully seventies/eighties-oriented music makes them fully neo-prog IMO.

Inspiration is based on Genesis and Yes during The Illusion Of Permanence and is little inspired for most of the album. Of course, the music is pleasant and should not hurt any sensibility; except that this work doesn't sound very personal.

For a change, To Fly With You holds some Dire Straits connotations. Is this really what we need???

When you start to listen to this record, the opening track doesn't leave a blue print but after having digested a few more ones, you might well think that it was probably the best available (the worse IMO is the Christian oriented Commonwealth). But most of the tracks have this Christian texture which is not my cup of tea. No wonder that Neal Morse will join them for their second release. Mixing religious thoughts and music is not what I prefer.

If ever you would assume that the epic song is coming at the rescue and will save this average album, I'm sorry to say that your expectations will NOT be fulfilled. This is indeed a long Marillion Mark II type of songs, which means.Well, you know what I mean.

It is not the first time that I have been disappointed with such US based bands. Maybe they passed on the word, just to annoy me? Can't be serious!

Two stars.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |

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