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Diagonal

 

Eclectic Prog

3.66 | 56 ratings

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TheCrimsonPrince
5 stars I was heavily anticipating this release since it was announced and, frankly, I am not disappointed.

Songs like "Citadel", "The Spectrum Explodes", and "The Vital" prove that the group has truly attained its sound. Each member skillfully presents their instruments without sounding pretentious; I especially like the vocalists, Alex Crispin (organs, keyboards) and Nicholas Whittaker (saxophones).

The album is not explosive, but that is not to say that it is not powerful. Diagonal does not need to play loudly or quickly to be heard - that is the beauty of this group. Since they are unique in every way, one may find it difficult to locate their influences; so few bands can become so removed and outstanding. In a way, Diagonal is no Starcastle, the blatant Yes-imitator, nor is it Klaatu, the band that fooled the world into thinking that it was the Beatles.

Well done.

TheCrimsonPrince | 5/5 |

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