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2.89 | 39 ratings

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4 stars This is very nice music from this American band. Their sound is similar to the U.S. prog rock bands of the '70's like Yes but with a modern neo-prog feel ala the Flower Kings. The songs are complex yet still very accessible. All band members are proficient and play extremely well. The guitarist is the standout. Melodic playing that at times can flirt with neo-prog metal. The first song is very catchy with a memorable riff, yet full of proggy twists and turns and the whole album has a good flow to it. Very recommended. The band is a Christian progressive rock group but they are not "preachy". It's funny though to me how Christian prog bands get such a bad rap. YES, they sing about what they are passionate about but why is that different then a reggae band that sings about their spiritual beliefs or about folk/prog bands that sing about mother earth and other earthly spiritual ideals? Only Christian prog bands get their ratings lowered for their spiritual lyrics. I have no problem with a band singing about what they are passionate about whether that is God, Bhudda, fairies, their country or whatever.
dalt99 | 4/5 |


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