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Symphonic Prog

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4 stars Wow, what a cool album!

Izz comes out with something new and cool that adds a twist to their music. Everything from happy magenta-esk vocals, to shredding guitar leads, and everything in between. My River flows is a pretty fine album that explores the new aspects of Symphonic Prog, and kudos for them for not copying Yes or Genisis, like quite a few Syphonic Prog bands do.

The best track by far on My River Flows is Late Night Salvation. One of my favorite prog songs. The guitar work in the first few minutes is pretty stunning, and the bass line is really cool, and you will be headbanging even after the fast part is over. The rest of the song is pretty mellow, with some energetic sections. There is even a minute or two of pure percussian breakdown (freaking awsome!) The vocals and harmonies are great. The song is just flawless. Another standout song is Rose Colored Lenses

The album as a whole feels pretty complete. My only complaint is Deafening Silence which is just too long and gets pretty boring after a while. They probobly should have put this song in the middle of the album, because I usally listen to all the tracks, and just stop when I get to this one. It would have been better if it was like seven minutes shorter.

The album has a lot of energy, and has a very positive theme. Fans of PORCUPINE TREE, YES, GENESIS, MAGENTA and RUSH. A new album with some new ideas created a strong and energetic release. Best IZZ album SO FAR...


pianoman | 4/5 |


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