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3.32 | 60 ratings

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5 stars Well, given that I've just read a three-page flame war that started about this album, I figure now's a terrific time to post my review (hopefully you all read that as sarcasm).

So far, it seems two major opinions on Robert's album are that either it's really good or that it's the worst piece of music ever (with some opinions in between those of course). I'm slightly above the first category, in that this isn't just a good album, but a fantastic album. Yes, it is one of my favorite symphonic rock albums, and the while the production quality isn't perfect, I think it fits the music much better that way. There is no flashiness, no glamour, no sparkle (or as Aaron Turner of Isis would say, "guitar theatrics"): just really high quality modern symphonic rock. Still the Waters does evoke some influence from bands such as Yes and Kansas, but it still has its own unique sound to it. Robert spent 4 years working on this album, and it was definitely 4 years well spent. You can tell he really pours out his heart and soul into each piece, and while he doesn't have the best voice ever, he makes do with what was given to him, and it fits the music anyway.

For the longest time, I was in between giving StW 4 and 5 stars, although mostly because I felt Move was a slightly weaker song than the rest. But having given the album a few more listens before I reviewed it, and that song has finally grown onto me. The guitar solo especially really moves (no pun intended) me. It is simple, but to the point. And I think that sums up the whole of Robert's album in general. If you're a fan of modern symphonic rock, I would heavily consider investing in this album. Well worth it, and I don't even like most modern symphonic rock. I can't give this anything other than 5 stars and a high recommendation to all.

horsewithteeth11 | 5/5 |


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