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3.99 | 115 ratings

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5 stars What a lousy year 2020 has been! Makes you wonder if anything good came out of it! So did any good come?

Yes it did! Apart from a lot of people showing much community spirit, there were 3 CDs that really made you feel good! Karfagen's CD at start of year, then a solo album by Antony Kalugin, and now another CD by Karfagen, and this is an absolute scorcher!!

Antony displays more amazing sounds from his keys, taking us on a wonderful journey with glorious melodies, riffs, solos, counter melodies, showing us his full "musical personality" with sheer versatility. Does this guy ever sleep? And the music creates a superb feel-good factor, which is something we all need right now!

But there's more! Guitarist Max Velychko also shines on this album! I always thought he was a little restrained on previous albums but not here!! He really is "firing on all cylinders" with some great riffs and solos of his own! He plays in total harmony with Antony, neither trying to outdo each other, just playing their hearts out to create the best Prog in 2020! There's plenty of growling guitar, and at other times, very laid back guitar too. Some interesting spacey sounds in the right places to create a tapestry of beautiful music,. And if you like a bit of wah- wah on guitar then the last track Gravitation features tasty bits of that! There's also some very impressive drumming from Ivan Goritski as he proves he is the backbone of this album whereas Antony and Max are heart and soul, and Oleg Prokhorov's bass is the pulse. My favorite track? Has to be track 2 - Hunter. This is Prog at its best!!

So 2020 has ended on a good note (no pun intended) and got 2021 off to a good start!! Now UK is in 3rd lockdown, I'll have more time to spend listening to this album!! If you want some real good tasty Prog of pure quality and excellence, then buy this CD ASAP!!

Yeshead58 | 5/5 |


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