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4 stars I rarely bother to listen bands that use the name of a famous group or album, mostly because they are too derivative from the original and lack of real imagination or creativity.

Heard about this album by a member of a forum I visit sometimes, with some doubts downloaded the sampler expecting to hear another Genesis wanna-be band, but I was mistaken.

As most power trios, "Trespass" has a clear ELP influence but you must add a spectacular baroque sound and a fusion edge. "In Haze of Time" is an absolutely original and imaginative album which I bought the next day I heard the sampler.

Keyboardist Gil Stein is a master with the Hammond and piano, who some times reminds me of Keith Emerson and others of Patrick Moraz, plays Baroque sections and jazz fusion with similar skills, he amazes the listener who can't believe how easily changes from one style to the other and back again. Guitar is also played by Stein, but honestly not as impressive as his keyboards.

Gabriel Weissman is a correct drummer with evident jazz background and Roy Bar-Tour plays a killer bass.

The only weak point of the band are their vocals, Stein's voice is not as strong as the music requires and the lyrics are simply poor, I believe the band is able to do an even better work if they hire a lead vocalist with a stronger voice like Wetton's (maybe he needs a job).

Even though there's not a bad song the best tracks IMHO are the classical and powerful "Creatures of the Night", the jazz oriented Gate 15 and of course Orfeus Suite which is a masterpiece.

The first time I listened this excellent album would have given them 5 stars, but after a couple of months I believe they still have a few things to improve so Ill give them 4 stars, a high rating for a debut album.

With bands as Trespass and Eggroll I believe it's time to turn our eyes towards Israel, one of the countries with stronger future in prog' music.

Ivan_Melgar_M | 4/5 |


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