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Sons Of Apollo


Progressive Metal

3.49 | 91 ratings

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The Crow
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3 stars Sons of Apollo are the new prog-metal super group with some truly renowned musicians.

Is no surprise that technically this album is just superb. Everything sounds just fantastic and the vocals from Soto are also awesome. Thal is a beast, Sheehan sounds incredible, Portnoy is so good as ever and Sherinian lacks maybe a bit of personality as keyboardist in my opinion, but he sounds fine.

But the problem is the songwriting here... There is a pair of really good songs like Coming Home and Opus Maximus, but the soul is missing. This music sounds like typical prog metal with glimpses of Dream Theater, Symphony X and Shadow Gallery, but it brings nothing new to the horizon. Just typical prog metal with no surprises.

That makes that after a few listens, the interest in this music starts to dismiss... And the feeling is that Psychotic Symphony is fine, but just that.

Best Tracks: God of the Sun (good opener), Coming Home (great riff) and Opus Maximus (the most complex and symphonic track of the album)

Conclusion: great musicians, tons of virtuosic playing, but lack of soul and true awesome songwriting. If you are into standard prog-metal, you will surely have a good time.

But if you are looking for something really exciting or new, just look somewhere else.

My rating: ***

The Crow | 3/5 |


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