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METAMORPHOSIS

Magenta

 

Neo-Prog

3.69 | 166 ratings

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Marty McFly
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Errors and Omissions Team
3 stars Well, this album is some kind of disappointment, the whole first part of The Ballad of Samuel Layne consists of unmelodic, weirdly composed sounds. And one of the biggest advantages (or good things if you wish), Christina's voice, means not much here, just screaming in not much interesting way. This is improved in second half, but not much. I'd like to say some positives here, but either they're not here, or I can't see/hear/feel them.

"Seven" had few tracks about 10 minutes long and it worked. But 20-23 is just too much for too little they're offering. After all, this is just average Magenta album, nothing special, which is sad. Irish elements are welcomed here, nice change. And they fit in whole music feeling perfectly. And Metamorphosis again, seems like re-using of same pattern, but without something special, catchy, some element which is trying to get your attention, attract you, promising new uncharted frontiers of musical experience. Nope, just normal music. Even not good, because good music is pleasant to listen, but this is boring. And I though (after seven deadly sins) that just her voice and this kind of music is enough to make anything.

3(+), for quite empty and unrealized album. I don't like doing this. But it's Magenta and has its moments.

Marty McFly | 3/5 |

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