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3.63 | 15 ratings

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3 stars Pinnacle is a heavy prog band from USA with four albums released so far. This band manage to capture my attention with their second album from 2006 named Meld. Energic and noodly heavy prog album with some great instrumental sections, and aswell the voice is pretty much ok. Pinnacle have their own sound I think even they are in same category with Tiles, Rush or Variant among others, almost same aproach in music with twisted tempo changes, some fine guitar works and quite intresting bass lines, very busy instrument . I also like a lot the drums, Greg Jones is very sure of his instrument creating some great chops. They add a new musician in the line up since previous album A blueprint for chaos - Matt Francisco who is responsable for vocal lines and aswell keybords. Well, to tell the truth this is a very worthy aqusition by the band with this new member , he add a new dimension the Pinnacle music creating a very solid heavy prog album with nice symphonic passages.. The music is engaging, full of intresting arrangements, powerful musicianship, colorful music for sure. The music is something between Kansas with heavy prog elements a la Rush, Tiles, very strong combination I might say. The voice of Francisco is very good being very similar with Steve Walsh tone, sometimes I have the impression I'm listning to Kansas. Pieces like opening track - Prelude/Flying Colors, 1001 Days, show a great potential this band has in today scene, they are active for more then 10 years now and every album is a winner in my book. To me, this is in same league with Meld album, but little less great then their previous one A blueprint for chaos who I found it to be their most mature and intresting album their released so far. Nice complicated instrumental passages, where the guitars and keyboards have an important role. A recommended album , this is definetly one of the better examples how must sound a heavy prog album these days. 3.5 stars from me, nice art work aswell, the album comes in digipak format and is a nice package. A strong band.
b_olariu | 3/5 |


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