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3.49 | 114 ratings

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5 stars So this album is diffrent from the earlier works of Saga. That does not counter the fact that as far as progressive rock goes, this is a monster album. Good melodies all through, great instrumental performances and a confidence out of this world is what we are presentet on The Human Condition. It is more evident than ever what a huge influence Saga have brought to the world of proressive rock as well as progressive metal. The first track, which also is the title track, Saga shows more balls than ever while starting of with a almost instrumental piece out of this world. And it just keeps on going from there. Granted there is a couple of anti-climatic, less inspired tracks here. But all over this is a killer, and as a heads up, it just keeps on growing on you till you catch yourself humming to the tunes of Step Inside while walking down the street. The melodies just sticks to your brain while the gitar work is nothing less than fantastic at the same time.

I felt the need to write something about this album as it had a rather low score as opposed to its predecessors. So let it be said, although Saga's classic work of the 80s still might be their best, The Human Condition is by far their best work in years. Certainly better than Trust or 10.000 Days. I might even go as far as proclaiming this to be among their top three albums. (Alongside their debut and House of Cards.) One just have to adjust to the different approach made by Saga on this one, and also their new lead singer. But being able to renew oneself and still kick ass like Sage does is just a remarkable achievment, as well as a sign of quality in itself.

Robinanimate | 5/5 |


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