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BELIEVERS & DECEIVERS

Brighteye Brison

 

Eclectic Prog

4.05 | 92 ratings

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Menswear
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4 stars The Echo(lyn) of the Giant.

I'm very impressed with the quality of this record, so impressed that the term 'Prog Related' could be replaced by 'Full-Fledge-Exciting-and-OriginalProg'.

The first 2 songs are a great example of 'old school prog' done by young fellows like Wobbler, Beardfish or Black Bonzo. Supported by a very catchy melody line and chorus, Pointless Living is not just a great rock song, but also a tribute to Echolyn and Gentle Giant done in a tasteful way. From the organ and sometimes the weird keyboard sounds, the whole synthetiser palette is impressive and vintage sounding; reminding me often of Acquiring the Taste or Mirage (especially After the Storm).

The rest is 2 ginormous epics of 20 and 35 minutes and frankly, not as impressive although the frequent tribute to Genesis (Watcher of the Skies), Echolyn, Camel or Gentle Giant. Like any epic, the challenge is to keep the interest of the listener and doing something logical or at least, not 'cut-copy-paste' ideas for the sake of it. Those should be done by more experienced bands or artists like Morse. Better luck next time.

Apart of the length of the epics (or their very existence as an epic), the album contains loads and loads of great and intelligent music done by good and adventurous musicians.

Adventurous, original and plenty of 'replay value'.

Menswear | 4/5 |

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