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3.68 | 119 ratings

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3 stars From land to ocean is another well played and well produce album by this excellent neo prog band from Sweden. I realy enjoy this band and I think is one of the top neo bands from today and in last 10-12 years, and yet very underrated in prog circles. They play a wel crafted music , with long instrumental passages who alternates from mellow side to more uptempo, delivering some very fine moments as well on every album. This one is a double album with a single piece of one CD of 52 min and 7 pieces on first CD, total of 112 minute of classy neo prog arrangements, deep vocal parts and brilliant musichianship. But with all that something is missing here on this album, aswell like on previous one. They are no more so fresh in ideas as on Heritage and visions for ex, they play corectly , they are profesional musicians but the concept , the whole thing is not brilliant only good with flows here and there but as a whole is a good release. To me this album is too long, that is for sure. CD 1 is very ok, even great in places with nice arrangements, excellent instrumental passages like on Liopleurodon and Three Colours, great choruses, but CD 2 is that bothred me, the lone piece from here The ocean - divided in 19 little parts and have 52 min, is in my opinion to long and because of that I've lost the core of this neo prog journey piece. Galleon's remains one of my fav neo prog bands ever , real tallented band with a lot to offer, great musicians , brilliant voice of Göran Fors (who fits like a glove to this kind of music) and in this case another good album overall made me give 3 stars for sure to this release, nothing groundbreaking , but pleasent and full of heart and feelings all the time. Great band and yet very underrated by many listners, and this album is the most reviewed album from them, with all that I don't consider this one to be their best. More one to go for me to review to see if I remain to Heritage and vision to be one of the perfect albums of neo prog scene or their last release will change my fav list.
b_olariu | 3/5 |


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