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3.39 | 42 ratings

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4 stars This album is my first introduction and my first listen to CAST ( besides the two MP3s on this site ) and I wanted to share my impressions so that you too could also enjoy this very amasing band.I had never heard of this band before a few months ago and I discovered it here on the Progarchive site Thank-you ! Progarchive .It definetly is an underated band.Why is that ? After hearing the 2 MP3s here, I had a strong feeling this band would meet my musical needs so I went out and bought the LEGACY album.Its an import ,its not given but it's worth it. Lets us start with the instruments : The bass and guitar are good but don't stick out particularly.The keyboard on the other hand is predominant ,not that I mind, quite the contrary. The keyboard player is excellent : a little reminescent of Tony Banks style from Genesis.The album has a couple of very good solos.The sounds used on the album are good but sometimes they lean towards the "digital cold modern sounds" instead of the "warm lush analog" ones.The drummer is also very good at his craft.He is creative and supports the melodies with his rythms is an excellent way.He is one of the better drummers on the Neo Prog scene to my taste.He also seems to have Genesis/Phil Collins influences and to me thats a good thing.Last but not least the vocals: It's a warm rasphy emotional voice reminiscent of Gabriel ie: my favorite type of voice.Can you tell Genesis is my favorite band yet ? CAST harmonizes alot and it's excellently done. The songs on the album are all very good.They are very melodic although no melody particularly sticks out for me yet and they are sometimes more eclectic melodies like YES . Its been a pleasure listening to this album and I will continue listening to it, to further discover and sink myself into it. Don't forget this is my first listen to the album so I could possibly alter this review a bit after a couple of listens.
Aztech | 4/5 |


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