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The Crow
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4 stars From the ashes of the great polish band Collage, Satellite was born back in 2003!!!

And I really don't understand why they decided to change their name, because the line-up is very similar to Collage and so is the style of their music. They still make a very sentimental and keyboard oriented neo-prog with dreamy passages and a precious fairy tale atmosphere, very unique and enchanting. Maybe they thought their success would increase changing the name of the band? I don't know...

Nevertheless, the result is better than the previous Collage's album called Safe. The production is also more competent and everything sounds more modern and actual, including some programmed rhythms and a better vocal work. Robert Amirian was not a very good singer in Collage, and in Satellite he is still weak, but at least he sounds not out of tune anymore. Thanks' God! The guitars of Gil are also more bearable than in the 90's, not so high pitched, and the rest of the instruments sounds also great, including the drums of the band's leader Wojtek Szadkowski.

The result is a very good, even excellent neo-prog album from a band which deserved more recognition!

Best Tracks: On the Run (comparable in quality to the best Collage's compositions), No Disgrace (a powerful and beautiful neo-prog track with excellent keyboards and a true marvelous guitar solo), Fight (a well written song, with a beautiful chorus and great guitars) and A Street between Sunrise and Sunset (modern and not so old fashioned, but equally interesting and with a splendid bass line)

Conclusion: Collage changed their name, but not their spirit! After the disappointing Safe, Satellite retrieved the magic of Moonshine with A Street between Sunrise and Sunset. Full with wonderful melodies, incredible keyboards and a very good work of all the members of the band this is a delicious record for all the neo-prog fans out there.

Even Robert Amirian sings better than before!

My rating: ****

The Crow | 4/5 |


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