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Azureth - The Promethean Syndrome CD (album) cover




Crossover Prog

3.81 | 27 ratings

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3 stars The second album from Azureth is a fine neo-prog creation. A concept album that is depicted fairly well in the little booklet.

Music is overall pleasant and straight forward. Easily accessible, it should be of definite value to all neo- prog lovers. Fine (but mellow) vocal harmonies (Chains That Bind), good and inspired keys work during the instrumental Breakaway are indeed enjoyable moments of music.

The whole album flows easily, mostly because the music played is on the soft mood, no songs will upset your senses but I also have to say that none will take lots of wow out of you either. Beyond The Boundaries is such track: the long and repetitive vocal lines which are featured at the end of the song, kind of ruined the ensemble which was good.

One song has to be considered as out of the common here. The fine Shadow II features some fine acoustic parts as well as a poignant closing full of passion. This song is one of the most complex from this Prometheum Syndrome. From symphonic to jazzy it provides eight enjoyable minutes.

But one also has to bear in mind that some of these songs are just average, mellowish and much less interesting (Into The Nowhere).

The epic A New World is another of the best moments here: some fifteen minutes of well developped music. It is diverse and holds some delicate acoustic guitar, good drumming when the rhythm catches up, along with with bombastic keyboards. A highlight.

This album is a good one, but I wouldn't rate it higher than three stars.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |


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