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1 stars I should've punted on first down!

I say that because as I had to stop listening to this lackluster schlock of an album, a fellow member said, Sucks when you have to punt like that, while in one of the threads here on ProgArchives. For those not familiar with American football, when you can't sustain a drive, you forfeit the possession by 'punting' or kicking the ball away to the opposite team. Normally you have 4 opportunities to keep the drive alive, but in this case, I should have punted it away from the very beginning. Galleon's Engines Of Creation is so dull that I had to just shut it off. I NEVER abort like that, but I had to with this.

I've had it for about a year now, and it never really latched on to me from the very beginning. I set it aside hoping that when I put it on again, I would hear it with fresh ears. The subsequent listens still registered noting. That was about 6 months ago, and unfortunately it hasn't aged well. As a matter of fact it's collecting a moldy-like substance and emitting a foul and unpleasant odor. Yes, I dislike it that much.

The engine was sputtering from the first notes of A.I. It's not really the music that turned my stomach because they are quite capable musicians--nothing exciting, but capable. The lyrics....criminey sakes, the lyrics were almost laughable. God love 'em, but the band tries so hard to make that 'life altering' statement, but I was left rolling my eyes and smirking just a little. I'm perusing the lyrics to use as an example here, but there are too many to list. It's all the same chaotic, paranoid rants that just seem to bleed into each other after a bit. State Insane, for example, is all about the government knowing a bit too much about us and how they're trying to control our every day lives by any means necessary. Pretty cool concept, eh? Well, if it had been worded in a well-thought out concept then it may hold my interest, but it's just spilling out into a clustered heap of one rant after another.

As soon as I can, I'm going to try to sell this on ebay or trade it in because it's one of the worst discs I've ever heard. Period. I'm respectful of the preceding reviews who have praised it, but they're hearing something that I'm not. Do yourself a favor and save your dough because Galleon's Engines Of Creation is about as exciting as the Ford Edsel!

E-Dub | 1/5 |


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