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4.06 | 482 ratings

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3 stars Here is another review that I wrote a long time ago without posting...

Symphonic lovers, you should be aware of this album. Superb vocal harmonies, gorgeous melodies, and skilled guitar parts. What else? I don't know, but you get them all during the very good opening number and epic: "Send A Message From The Heart" that almost peaks at twenty minutes. THE highlight here.

Huge influences from some of the major bands who are the soul and spirit of this site are of course abundant: "Yes" by default (but that's nothing new under the TFK umbrella). The guitar work is excellent and this epic is definitely worth a listen.

It is an excellent start by all means. Do I need to add that some keys parts are solidly being built? In all: a very good prog epic, my friends. The only problem is that to keep the same quality level throughout the whole album will be difficult.

There are no weak songs to be featured on this album. Even if the title song leans more on the heavy metal tones (some might say prog metal, but I have always been alien to this concept), but some jazzy parts might poor some delights to your prog ears. A nice attempt should I say?

Needless to say that not all of the songs featured on this album are on par. "Two Blocks From The Edge" is too technical and loose to be able to convince me. But it's almost normal to have some weaker numbers out here? Right!

The whole is flamboyant, crafted and mostly elegant. Still, a too jazzy angle prevents me to score it higher than three stars. But the closing and truly symphonic "Eternally" is really great. What an emotional guitar break!

It is a good album indeed. With several very good songs.

Three stars.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |


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