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Neal Morse


Symphonic Prog

3.13 | 284 ratings

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3 stars I find it very hard to listen to and review Neal Morse albums. It is a challenge almost beyond my modest abilities. So please forgive me........

The reason is this God thing. In USA, God is more a public figure than here in Europe. We don't do God in full public here. I am an even more private person than that. I do not like religion being sung about or discussed in the open. That also includes the satanism of bands like Burzum and Gorgoroth. The same rule also goes for the bible-bashing Neal Morse. Religion is a private matter, best kept behind closed doors. Period.

I am not that overjoyed by the music on this album too. Too much AOR and precious little progressive rock. The first five tracks offers very little joy for a prog-head. It is pretty bland music, laden with bible-bashing and join-me-in-heaven sweetie sweetie melody lines. Candy is nice. But this is too much. Far too much candy. The last track, the 28 minutes long piece of music called So Many Roads is the best piece of music here. It really has some good parts. It is also a return to the world of Spock's Beard. A welcome return. The last song is OK. Nothing more.

The conclusion is that I do not like this sugar laden AOR on this album. The twenty eight minutes long So Many Roads is the only track I really value here. As a background noise and muzak, this album is good. But not for serious listening. I am not impressed.

3 stars.

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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