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STARCASTLE

Starcastle

 

Symphonic Prog

3.17 | 160 ratings

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bongolong
4 stars Through out the history of rock music, bands have been influenced by other bands and styles. In the case of Starcastle, they started from Yes' style but made it their own. The vocals were far more pleasant than Anderson's and Yes could never harmonize like Starcastle. As for instrumentally, guitar, bass, keyboard, drums were played more straight ahead then most of the progressive acts of the day, which made this music much more accessible to the "non-progressive" ear. It was always a pleasant and positive sound. I enjoy the clear sound of the lead guitar, much like the clear, clean look of the air-brushed album cover. And where is that Squire-like growling bass? No copying there. I do not hear any signature Wakeman keyboard styling and the drums are very straight ahead rock (these guys started out as a bar band). As you can see, I am a fan of Starcastle, ever since I bought their first vinyl record back in 1975.
bongolong | 4/5 |

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