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3.81 | 437 ratings

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3 stars When I first listened to this CD I was truly impressed with the mood of the songs, the atmosphere and the vocals. Now I am not fully as satisfied as before. The album has an orginal sound, rythms and so on, but in strucure there isn't much prog over it, and the song tends much to the pop/rock genre. Mostly, they strictly follow the verse-chorus-verse-chorus order, all the songs are rather short, and there is not many solo or great instrumental parts. At the same time, you can't call any of the songs bad. The stenght of this album is clearly the atmosphere and the lyrics, while the main problem is that there is a lack of prog, I think this record really could have been mind blowing if the band would have added more instrumentals and variation to the songs. Moments like Scars, Open Mind and the intro of It's cloudy now, are simply wonderfull while songs like Hello and Summer feels a little bit repetative, despite their short lenght.

A good record, and strongly recommended for people who also like pop/rock music with good lyrics, but as a prog album, it needs some more developement.

Eastvillage | 3/5 |


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