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PUSH & PROFIT

Discipline

 

Symphonic Prog

3.56 | 162 ratings

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progrules
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3 stars My knowledge of this band has gone a strange way I can say after knowing them for about 5 years. The first song I got familiar with some 5 years ago was the mp3 back then (now streamsong) Canto IV. It's a song from their second album Unfolded like Staircase and I loved it from the beginning and still do. It was a reason for me to check them out by buying their albums. What I didn't know is that Canto IV appeared to be their best song ever (at least for my taste). Unfolded was the first of the two albums I bought and the rest of the songs on that album was already slightly disappointing to me. Vocals and lyrics are the most important features of this band, the instrumental contributions and the compositions as well as the melodies don't impress me at all and unfortunately for Discipline those are my main objectives in prog music.

Even though Unfolded wasn't really my cup of tea, I still bought their debut because of the switch in subgenre they made on PA between their two albums from neo to symphonic. And that made me curious so I went for the debut after all. A bad move by me because for my personal taste the debut is even a lot more disappointing than their more praised successor. Unfolded at least had some nice compositions compared to Push & Profit but with this debut it's entirely a matter of vocals and lyrics. Except for Blueprint, the only instrumental of the album and not by chance my favourite track of the album. The only other song that impresses my is The Nursery Year which is about a child molester. The lyrics on this song gives you the shivers down the spine but then in a creepy way.

Alas these two songs can't save the album for me and if I would give a rating for my personal taste it would be two stars rounded down from 2.5 stars but because I know this is a quality band and they do really deserve more I will round up after all.

progrules | 3/5 |

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