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5 stars Rush ia a real credit to Canadian Prog.They are heavier than alot of other prog bands which is probably due to the fact that their original influence was mostly Led Zepplin.You can vividly hear this influence on their first self titled album. Alex Lifeson is a talented energetic guitarist that creates or counter fills the melodies.Neil Peart is regarded by many to be one of the top drummers in Prog.He is definetly an excellent power / technical master and the backbone of all songs. He also writes most of the lyrics on the albums.Geddy Lee is a musical phenomenom : a creative artist who masters the Bass and rightfully so acknowledged, as one of the best bass players in Prog.He not only supports the rythm with his exceptional bass lines but also uses the bass as a melody maker and definetly as a solo instrument which is rarely heard elsewhere.You either likes his voice or you don't because its special ,high and nasal.To add to all of this he is also quite a good keyboard player.One keyboard sound which he is famous for using is that analog lushious descending string used in Tom Sawyer.Like many , this is probably my favorite RUSH album.In general its probably the most well liked of all their albums.The melodies have a dark shade and heavy weight to them.Interesting trival fact : YYZ is actually the call letters of the Toronto airport where RUSH left from to tour. More interesting is the ping sound you hear at the begining of YYZ :It is actually the morse code of YYZ.All songs are good and the musicians are some of the best pros in the prog buisness.If you haven't heard this album yet your missing something.
Aztech | 5/5 |


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