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Trans-Siberian Orchestra


Crossover Prog

3.06 | 39 ratings

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Marty McFly
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2 stars I already encountered T-SO once, even their first album. And I was quite afraid because of what I heard. Rockin' the X-Mas, that's not my cup of tea, not my dream about how prog should look like. Never worked with Neal Morse before, I don't like this Christmas madness things.

But I'm horrified here again. This is simple rock, fortunately not X-M rock (please, no more of these, why I should want to listen music for season? why anybody should want to). For example Night Enchanted sounds exactly as from Rhapsody's album (guess which one, guess which song), Spark is the most prominent rock example, even with this raspy voice (nothing against raspies, but with these guitars, it's obvious), solos reminds me of some publicly loved TV series like Friends.

I still don't know if I should cry, or laugh myself of the chair to the cold ground and think there in peace about better future. No, this is just too much for. Metal opera, that's OK, we all know these. But rock opera, it sounds simply funny. And rewriting classical songs worked well with "Beggars Opera", but not here.

Somebody wise (irony) gave this 5 stars. I ask: "why 5, why so much. Where are the reasons why to rate this high.". OK, I don't ask at all, but I rather ask myself if there's something that gives reasons to rate this high. And I instantly answers to myself.

2(+), there is nothing worth of interest. I though that it's because of their Christmas themes, but in this release, this excuse of theirs is no longer valid.

Very disappointed.

Marty McFly | 2/5 |


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