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Adventure - Beacon of Light CD (album) cover




Symphonic Prog

3.40 | 27 ratings

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3 stars This should be down my alley. It is not. But I am going to make this review short and sweet. At least less than seventy-two minutes long.

This seventy-two minutes long epic reminds me alot about The Flower Kings and some Neo-Prog bands. Other influences are their fellow countrymen Magic Pie. So far, so good.

I like epic long songs. I live for them, no less. But long epics needs some contents. They need something to grasp my imagination. Beacon Of Light does not do that. Neither the title track or the other epics here. The opening epic Something to Believe In is good with it's nods to Jethro Tull, Uriah Heep, Kaipa, Magic Pie and The Flower Kings. The melody lines are good and gets my attention. The rest of the album tends to run on empty. There are some good details here and there, but some of it is, sorry to say this, a waste of time (minutes). The title track is good too, but nothing special.

The music is keyboards based and the male/female vocals are OK. The drums and bass does the intended job. The guitars are in the neo-prog mould. So is the keyboards too. The music has some interesting details throughout. The music is more AOR than classical music inspired.

I have given this album at least twelve hours of my life. I simply does not get more out of it that it is a nice album. I am hovering between two or three stars. But I like Something to Believe In and I therefore lands on three stars.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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