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3.65 | 29 ratings

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2 stars Amazing...

If this was your only listen to Threshold, you'd wonder what the hell they were doing on a Progressive Rock site!

A simple collection of acoustic songs, rather uninspired and insipid, showcasing a heavy metal-lite band that has yet to get out of the late 1970s NWoBHM - albeit with a modern production.

The first song, Fragmentation, is one of the most bland songs I've ever heard.

The second, Consume to Live, has a sumptuous, rolling bass line - tell me that's an acoustic bass and I'll laugh. Listening for something interesting and progressive... still listening as the song ends. It's an OK song - hang on, aren't those synth strings? I thought this was Wireless - Acoustic Sessions, but now I'm looking up the Trades Descriptions act.

It changes to a new idea around 3 minutes - I'm surprised this part doesn't have a different name, as it's unrelated (except, perhaps lyrically) to the earlier music. Still standard rock territory, however.

Seventh Angel starts like something off Barclay James Harvest's Gone To Earth, The Sheltering Sky is deeply reminiscent of Pink Floyd's Breathe, Part of the Chaos is a bit more original - but this whole album pans out as a non-innovative collection of nice rock songs.

It's not poor - but it wouldn't grace anyone's collection but a fan of this group.

Certif1ed | 2/5 |


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