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Transatlantic - The Whirlwind CD (album) cover




Symphonic Prog

4.05 | 968 ratings

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4 stars Just got my hand on a Promotional copy of the Whirlwind days ago. This promo has only one song, the Whirlwind of course, but separated into 12 integrated subsections. So exciting!

After a few spin, I realize that Transatlantic guys are back in a big game! They come up with a whole new material. Unlike the first album, the sound this band has no longer dominated by Morse and Portnoy but a real mixture of idea from all bandmates (BTW, I really don't like the sound of Portnoy drum; it's too heavy for symphonic prog.) I can hear much of driving influence from Stolt and some, if any, from Trewavas. It sounds a bit darker than the previouses, which are a little bit too sweet and lush on keyboard. Bass and guitar are gaining much role. Some part sound very close to classic Pick Floyd. I love it!

Majestic, beautiful and fun, a good album. Every prog fan should hold your breath and pre-order it now (I did weeks ago). I now can assure you that you won't be disappointed. Recommend!

PS. As it is a promotional disc, every song has at least 1 spoken interjection like "you are listening to a promotional version of the new Transatlantic album, the Whirlwind"; understandably that this is a measure taken to avoid file sharing infringement. However annoying these are, this album sounds amazing.

Jadittir | 4/5 |


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