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A BATTLE A DAY...

Fruitcake

 

Neo-Prog

3.00 | 22 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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2 stars No major changes in their music with this album. Just decent neo-prog with some attempts to (short) epics which aren't very thrilling. Still, the longer pieces are of better exposure than the other short tracks.

Still, if you are allergic to bands that are emulating ''Watcher Of Skies'' from whom you might have heard, the opening track ''Mopery.'' might be a difficult experience. On top of the musical cliché, one has to ''absorb'' some pitiful vocals (but this is no news if you have already listened to their previous albums). How this guy is still in charge is a mystery for me.

Anyway, the music is not too bad, but frankly: is it all that necessary? I guess not, unfortunately. Some sort of an album that doesn't really deserve a thorough listening: just OK while being played in the background or in your CD player while driving in some traffic jams.

As ''Nightfly'' correctly depicts: this isn't a total disaster. Just too derivative and with too little feeling this time. Some old ''Genesis'' freaks might be moved, but I am more demanding. This neo-prog is far too much conservative IMHHO and this album doesn't really deserve a high rating.

Great musical (and original) moments are absent or too scarce to raise the level: some good guitar during the final part of ''Reaching Out''. OK. But is this going to make it all? I guess not!

Most of the tracks are average to flat (''Water Colours'') and as usual, vocals are ruining all the efforts. Two stars is the best rating I can come up with. I do not share the feel of another reviewer who compares this band with ''Landberk'' or ''Anekdoten''. They really don't share the same bill.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |

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