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THE BRIDGE OF LIGHT

Apocalypse

 

Symphonic Prog

3.70 | 31 ratings

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Marty McFly
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Errors and Omissions Team
4 stars OK, that's new. Catchy, progressive and overwhelming at once from the first second first track "Next Generation" started. One can't help thinking about cliches, but that's probably just my paranoid mind. As a intro which sets style to all album it's very suited.

"Dreamer" continues in this path. And here I see big problem of this album, it sounds little bit noisy and not so clear (because it's live studio album - new material, but played on stage, what a sad thing). And these songs sounds very similar one to another. This is problem of "Not of This World" also, but there I'm willingly to give 5 stars (from reasons written in my review for it - even this review is only upcoming by time of writing this). Here I'm hesitating. Quite a lot.

But "Ocean Soul" changes everything. Whisle with hard rock sounding guitar, that's something I last saw on "The Chronicles of Mars" by Solaris (perfect Hungarian band). And then suddenly change, completely different theme. I remember, this song is the one which decided if give 4, or 5 stars. I wasn't decided, I knew it's very good, but perfect ? This song proved it.

Then "Last Paradise" seems like country music. OK, everything which has this type of fiddles seems on a first sight like country to me (on a first sight only, don't forget), but other instruments proved me wrong almost instantly. This is something which can proudly bear name prog rock.

"The Dance of Down" is something I though that is error by typing. These few words does not make much sense to me. Maybe it's one of the mysteries of English language, maybe it was meant to be nonsense. Song goes on beaten path, but with as much innovation, that I'm again confused if to give 4, or 5. The best thing will probably be wait for more tracks to come. I have to say that this is not my first listening, but for the first time I'm writing review and listening closely.

"Meet Me" is still loud, but somewhat calmer. Strange combination, but it works here. Maybe it's because everything here sounds loud, so under this loudness there are normal calmer and more furious tracks. This one is first calm and serves as ending to Act 1. How ironical, I hate religion, but amongst my most favourite albums are those with (mostly) Christian lyrics and which draws power from religious belief.

Second side is also good. Surprised by unbalanced side reviews? (by sides I mean Act 1 and 2). No need to have both, you can enjoy second for yourself. Nevertheless, I can say that basics are similar. Conclusion - interesting album which deserves attention. True masterpiece.

EDIT: 4(+), nothing more.

Marty McFly | 4/5 |

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