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ON THE THRESHOLD OF ETERNITY

Ajalon

 

Symphonic Prog

2.90 | 31 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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2 stars I guess that what I dislike the most with this band is their Christian orientation. And they do believe. believe me.

Their debut album (released almost nine years prior to this one) reflected this source of inspiration quite heavily in their poor lyrics. So, we have been touched by grace since the opening number Anthem Of The Seventh Day is an instrumental track; and a pretty good one I must say. It combines true folk elements with symphonic parts. A highlight (probably the one and only).

Unfortunately, the next few songs are not at all on par. The band is just repeating what was available on Light At The End Of The Tunnel. Which means pop-prog-Christian music. Not my all time fave actually.

This album is a very long continuation of faith tunes which I can barely bare: The Promised Land, Holy Spirit Free, Psalm 61. What a programme! I guess that it was of Neal Morse's taste to participate into such a project (even as a guest). Rick Wakeman was also involved in this album (he even released their debut on his own Hope Records label).

The music displayed is clichés and borrowed. Yes being the supplier of most musical ideas. There are very few songs of interest, originality is next door (or even further). Don't get me wrong: the music is not bad and the musicians are skilled. But I just can't be moved with such music and what's behind.

The epic and title track sounds a bit better, but is nothing from the other world. Two stars for this album.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |

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