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HEMISPHERES

Rush

 

Heavy Prog

4.37 | 2591 ratings

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Basíleia
5 stars Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music, regarding every single aspect!

HEMISPHERES (the name of the second part of "Cygnus X-1", the opening track) is, in my opinion, the best RUSH album ever along with its predecessor A FAREWELL TO KINGS. This CD carries prog in its true nature from the initial tones to the very last soundwave that is to collash your ears. The opening track ("Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemespheres") is the sequel to "Cygnus X-1 Book I: The Voyage", and ties the story of worlddivision, ancient Greek gods and the protagonist, who is on a voyage to the core of a black hole in the Cygnus X-1 district, together by making excessively use of the sharp timing. A masterpiece at its own.

Apart from this track the album consists of 2 other songs and 1 instrumental, all very much worth the time spend on listening them. "The Trees" probably is a political statement about the 2 main countries (I wouldn't call Canada a nation) of North America, presented to us as one big metaphore, by Neil Peart.

A definite 5/5!!!

Basíleia | 5/5 |

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