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The Truth
4 stars One of the first true prog rock records I ever bought, Relayer showed me just what bands could accomplish in 40 minutes and how they could make sounds I had never even concieved before.

The album is a real progressive rock treat, it of course contains the grand ol' side-long epic The Gates Of Delirium which is quite obviously the record's highlight. The track is well-composed and flows greatly for all those twenty minutes never once getting boring, the excellent playing of every band member involved is to blame for this. The epic ending is one that progressive music fans have always found so enchanting and it is nothing short of it.

Sound Chaser is great basically instrumental track that is quick paced without ever being too "out there" and it is really actually quite soothing on the ears despite how complex it is.

To Be Over is basically the ending of The Gates Of Delirium part two and it really closes the album out majestically yet thoughtfully, definitely one of the best moments of the record.

The album does have it's flaws though, it's kind of long for me doing too much of the same thing all through it which for some isn't a bad thing.

Still a solid four star record.

The Truth | 4/5 |


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