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4 stars Rush is always going to be my favorite band, and with the release of Fly By Night, it only adds to how much I really love Rush. There are many classics on the album, and it shows that Rush had evolved from being a Hard Rock/Metal Band to a full Progressive Rock/ Progressive Metal band. The lyrics have also changed, they are more heart-spoken, and more intense than the first album. I will go track to track and rate each song from a scale of 1 to 10.

Anthem - One of the strongest tracks on the record. This features very heavy guitar, loud bass, and drums. Geddy also has a very high-pitch vocals range for this song as well. A great opener, the album wouldn't be the album without this song. Rating- 9.5/10

Best I can - A pretty good song about life being tough, trying to make your way through being a rocker. The guitar is the most prominent, as the bass being just as loud. The drums are pretty clean, a little simple, even for Neil. Geddy sings a little lower, but the song fits in well with the album. Rating- 8/10

Beneth, Between, Behind - A pretty solid song. The riff is a little odd, but the lyrics discuss the finding of earth, pretty much. Geddy has a pretty good bass part, to say the least, as with neil drumming his heart out. Rating- 7/10

By-tor and the snowdog - A very interesting epic, with an odd break in the middle. I think the lyrics are very interesting, but the music is more compelling than that of the lyrics. The bass is also very cool, even for early Geddy. A pretty solid epic, with very little to be desired. Rating- 8.5/10

Fly By Night - The title track, and probably the most popular track, along with tracks like Anthem and In the End a very soft song, but it really fits the title track. The song has a very repetitive feel to it, but thats really one of the best parts. The bridge is pretty soft, and solo is really cool. A Rush esential, to say the least. Rating- 10/10

Making Memories - I, personally, don't care for the track. Its a little boring, it dosen't seem to move me like the other songs do. The lyrics are a little out of place, as well, not very dramatic like the rest of the album is. Rating- 4.5/10

Rivendell - The bands first true ballad. The lyrics are very heart-warming, and the song honestly makes me cry. The guitar is very sad sounding, as with Geddy, going very high. Alex has the original acoustic to play this. Oddly, Neil Peart writes the song, but does not play in it. Overall, a very true song, very interesting, and a very cold, dramatic song, great let off to the next song. Rating- 8/10

In the End - Another very popular Rush song. The album closer starts off with a pretty sad sounding acoustic intro, with parts of bass and drums. Then it goes full on rock n' roll, with the electric and strong bass parts. Geddy sounds particularly nice hear, as with Neil banging on the drums, but in a very good manor. Rating- 9/10

Overall, its a great Rush album that you really don't want to miss. It has all of the good classics, and it shows that Rush is really evolving, as I have said before, into a Progressive band, and leaving the hard rock/metal band to the first album.

Rushlover13 | 4/5 |


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