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Nad Sylvan


Crossover Prog

3.76 | 83 ratings

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Heart of the Matter
3 stars First instalment of the "Vampirate Trilogy", which (looking beyond the romanticism and gothic horror elements of the story) is, of course, so reminiscing of Genesis as almost everything Nad does.

His vocals tend to reunite the theatrical manierism of Peter Gabriel with the nasal & high-pitched voice of Phil Collins. The overall sound reminds me immediately of "Wind And Wuthering", with some brushes of "Selling England By The Pound" here and there. The list of guest musicians is amazing, but still it feels like slightly misused, since the music never gains the whole lot of intensity that one might expect from such talented congregation. Anyway, there are many fine instrumental moments along the album, as a reference you should listen to the suite "To Turn the Other Side".

Derivative but, even so, enjoyable

Heart of the Matter | 3/5 |


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