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STILL THE WATERS

Epignosis

 

Symphonic Prog

3.32 | 56 ratings

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MovingPictures07
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5 stars This is one of the most special albums I own, and easily in my top 3 Symphonic Prog albums ever. If you do not have this, get it.

From the moment I first heard this album, I knew that it was going to take that place in my collection. It is evident immediately that Robert put his heart and soul into this album for years, and the end result is nothing short of magnificent.

1. Still the Waters- A wonderful start to the album, with plenty of epic acoustic and electric guitar work by Robert. I was heavily impressed. There are TONS to love here, from the touching intro, great vocals, and plenty of moments filled with musical brilliance. As a fellow composer, I know how hard it is to create something that truly is capable of expressing certain emotions, but it has been accomplished here nicely. This song makes me feel every time. A touching masterpiece. 10/10

2. A Pearl in a Field- This is perhaps the most emotional song on here, and that really says something---as the album oozes it. This is perhaps the "sleeper" song of the album; I liked it the least after the first few listens, but later on it showed its hidden beauty. The keyboard tone here is especially awesome. 9/10

3. Move- Now here's the song that ALWAYS manages to get stuck in my head for days the most, and for good reason. Every section is wonderfully crafted; and it becomes evident on this song (like any other, but especially this one), that the production isn't "sleek" and stripped of its soul like many albums are anymore. No, this album's production has true soul to it, and I can feel that in every second. 9/10

4. An Everlasting Kingdom- Wow! The keyboards here... they're so beautiful. This is perhaps my favorite song, even if the epic closer technically out-performs it (somehow). Tasha and Robert's dueling vocals are nothing short of amazing. The lyrics continue to be on the spiritual side, and although I am an atheist---I find that this song especially holds a very special spiritual musical side to it that is stunning. 10/10

5. No Shadow of Turning- Here it is, the epic. And it does NOT disappoint! This is every progger's dream: every instrument is played with perfection, the song is soaked with mellotron, and the vocals are Robert's best performance on the album. I feel like I can't say anything about this song without repeating what I've already said---but if you're not convinced to buy this album by now, then I haven't done my job. Everything falls together perfectly here. Beyond the definition of what constitutes a masterpiece. 10+/10

This receives nothing short of my highest recommendation. One of the best albums of the decade, and one of the most touching and beautiful albums I've ever heard.

MovingPictures07 | 5/5 |

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