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4.34 | 463 ratings

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5 stars Wobbler returns from 4 years of touring and writing, teasing and otherwise with a starstriking 9 minute single entitled "Five Rooms" in which they explore the Yes sounds of albums resembling "Close To The Edge" and "Relayer". Of course I find this album very derivative, copying what Yes did, but I don't think its because they are trying to be a Yes clone, I think they are taking the sword, filling in for what Yes simply can't do as of now. So what does this 45 minute album hold? Two epics, One eight minute track, and One 4 minute acoustic track. Shall we start unpacking?

By The Banks, the weakest track in my opinion. I think it does well trying to sound like Yes, but I found the production slightly weaker on this track, the flow of the track overall was fairly moderate but still had amazing moments that kept it interesting. 11/15

Five Rooms, Probably my favourite track on this album and the single released to promote the album. Very Yes, but also very Wobbler. I like the instrumentation on this song, the vocals here are some of Wobbler's best vocal work on any album. 10/10

Naiad Dreams, yet another Yes track that sounds like the beginning of stuff like "And You and I" but very pleasant. Well done. 5/5

Merry Macabre, 19 minutes that might as well be Wobbler's version of the title track of Close To The Edge. The originality isn't really there but its still an incredible track, I'm not going to discredit it. I found all 19 minutes of this epic very digestible and easy listening to any prog-fan. Me personally, I love how this song sounds, the structure is exactly how Yes would write an epic of this length. The vocal work is still top notch of Wobbler and we have a mix that fits the song. 19/20

I actually like how Yes this album is, it provides an outlet for Yes fans that can listen to what they want Yes to be. So ... time for grading!

Total Grade: 45/50 Percentage: 90%

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music.

ComaEcliptic | 5/5 |


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