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The Jester
4 stars Review # 89. Almost a month ago, the Quebec-based Neo-Prog band Mystery, released its 7th studio album, which is the 2nd with Jean Pageau on vocals. Since I enjoyed all of their latest albums, (starting with Beneath the Veil of Winter's Face), I added this new album of theirs almost immediately to my collection.

The album opens with the 17-minute long Looking for Something Else, which is really something. Maybe it could be a couple of minutes shorter if they were trying to avoid the - unnecessary in some occasions - repetitive tunes, but it's ok; I can live with that. The album closes with another long song, the 15-minutes-long Chrysalis, which also could be a little shorter in my opinion.

Further than the 2 epics, 'Lies' include 5 more songs, all of them melodic and beautiful, in the usual style of Mystery. This time the band followed the same musical path and presented an album that will definitely satisfy their fans, and the fans of Neo-Prog as well. The voice of Jean Pageau is excellent once more and it matches perfectly with their music.

Lies and Butterflies is (in my opinion) a very good album, not only for the fans of Mystery or Neo-Prog, but also for people who can appreciate a melodic album, with beautiful and - on many occasions melancholic - tunes and easy going turns and twists. Without being something groundbreaking, it is a really enjoyable album. Give it a try!

Favorite songs (so far): Looking for Something Else, Something to Believe in, Dare to Dream, Come to Me. My Rating: 4 stars.

The Jester | 4/5 |


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