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STRANGER THAN FICTION

Nth Ascension

 

Neo-Prog

4.06 | 14 ratings

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steve55
5 stars Well folks where can I start with this review, These guys keep raising the bar, I already heard their first 2 albums ( both superb) but now this new disc that is now in digi pack version, ? and with a beautiful art work cover, It is simply stunningly good. Are they on steroids or what. Each and every member of the band have made it their intension to improve on their game... and it shows. This lovely album of near 70 minutes of pure class Prog is really quite delightfull . From a mellow beginning witha quiet instrumental which is very beautiful and then we are introducee to merry mayhem with TRUE IDENTITY.. A simply superb upbeat 5 minute rocker.. I love the bass playing here. Then we have a true classic FIRE IN THE SKY. a near 8 minute soulful beginings then rock it up a little beauty. SO very catchy number I'm sure you will be haunted by it's singalong ability. Track 4 is a quality song also, with a 10 minute length and endearing guitar it is the first epic. followed by THE GATHERING... it's 7 minute length of at first spoken introduction then up tempo into the real epic of track 6 JOURNE'S END. A 15 minute masterpiece, I simply love this song.. it guides you in to a lovely repeating almost Led Zeppelin repeated guitar riff, with interplay between bass guitar. quite catchy and burning into your soul. Track 7 is a acoustic title LAMENT and at near 2 minutes it is a nice instrumental to catch your breath before the simply epic and wonderful track 8.. SOUND TO LIGHT.. This is in my opinion their best ever song.. It is 0ver 18 minutes long and it simply awesome... With a recurring riff that will haunt you forever, also wonderful vocals from Alan Taylor and magnificent key work from Darrel Treece Birch with interplay from guitar guy Martin walker. Not forgetting drumming from Craig Walker which is powerful and skilful. meanwhile his brother Gavin on bass keeps hammering away like a piston. This lovely album is in my humble opinion my pick for album of the year for Prog.. It simply has no weak songs, it is consistent and it has a bit of class, furthermore, every band member is on top of their game. I very much recommend you to give this great album a listen. it is a real grower. That is fact not fiction.
steve55 | 5/5 |

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