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OBLIVION DAYS

Rocket Scientists

 

Symphonic Prog

3.98 | 56 ratings

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b_olariu
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4 stars 3.5 rounded to 4

Excellent progressive rock band from early '90's who combines a solid hevy prog arrangements with symphonic elements. This is their third album from 1999 named Oblivion days and is , at least for me the best they ever done so far. A little more pretentious and more heavy in places this album never stop amazed me afte 10 years of first issue. With a bunch of high class musicians like Erik Norlander on keys , his wife Lana Lane on some vocal parts, his mate Arjen Anthony Lucassen who plays guitar this time not keys as we used to here him on other albums and projects, on of the most brilliant bass players in prog music and not only Tony Franklin and the drumer Tommy Amato , the only guy from the line up notknown by me. The main voice of the album of Mark McCrite did a great job, from soft moments to more rougher this guy shows truly talent in his voice. The music from this album as I said is a little more rougher in places than the predecesors, maybe because Norlander now has a more heavier side in manner of composing after release some solo albums under his name, from time to time I had the impression I'm listning to Lana Lane albums or some Erik Norlander solo releases, ok not band but a little more originality worth having. Anyway a solid album with a lot to offer from fast keys to even some electronic aproach in places, not much but there is, some ELP moments , some fine pieces are Aqua vitae, Oblivion days, Archimedes Space 1999, the resta re ok. So 3.5 rounded to 4, a great album, not a masterpiece but worth having.

b_olariu | 4/5 |

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