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Silent Knight
4 stars This album is the confirmation of some words i put down in a previous review-Rush were listening to all the musical variations of the first years of the 80's and carefully picked up those that were interesting and creative and adjusted them into their music. And so they managed to refresh their music without alternating their basic construction of their compositions. And really Grace Under Pressure is real jewel of the 80's. From the impressive cover, an element so important in progressive rock music, the album grabs you from the beginning. As for the music is another step forward for Rush as they were still developing their music. Here Lifeson's guitars are better produced and balanced with Lee's keyboards and together they create a beautiful sound scape along with Peart's didactic methods of drumming throughout the whole album. There are five songs here being a little bit of higher quality 1)Distant Early Warning 2)Red Sector A 3)The Enemy Within 4)The Body Electric and peaking,in my opinion, with 5)Between The Wheels with an exceptional guitar solo(in terms of structure and development) by Lifeson. By no means Afterimage, Kid Gloves and Red Lenses are filler songs as they provide to the cohesion of this musical scape. This was another very good album by Rush of the second period that started with Moving Pictures and ended in 1993 with the Counterparts album. And yes, despite some opinions which characterize the 80's as an uninteresting period for progressive rock, there was still interesting and very creative music back there!
Silent Knight | 4/5 |


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