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Crossover Prog

4.23 | 1017 ratings

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5 stars Not much to say that hasn't been said, but this is so good I will write my first review. One of my friends sent me a clip of "Formaldehyde" from youtube to check out. I knew that I liked it and it was a breath of fresh air, but had no idea the treat that was in store for me. This album is a masterpiece of modern prog. To me this is a top 5 prog album of the decade. The musical themes are all strong. The album does a good job of revisiting and developing common themes time and time again. Everything is beautifully crafted and architected. The "Crumble" theme is beautiful and makes my hairs stand on end. As far as musicianship goes there are no impressive solos and nothing that will blow you away, but everything is played competently. To me this album is a true example of an "ALBUM".. every song is enhanced by being in the overall picture of the album itself... there is no dead weight that pulls this album down. The lyrics mean nothing to me, as prog lyrics seldom do, but they do not detract from the music. This is like a classic Pink Floyd album in spirit. While it does not have anything like Gilmour's soloing, it has a wonderful cohesive feeling to it. A true gem.
irregardlessly | 5/5 |


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