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4.15 | 325 ratings

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5 stars This is one of my favourite bands. I got introduced to the band with this excellent album. All it took was a few listens of Sapphire on the internet radio and I was hooked! I had to buy this CD.

I wasn't disappointed. There is no weak or average track here.

The opening track is great. "Threads" is building up in momentum, until the chorus followed by some nice solos and closing with the chorus again. WOW!

"Parker's Eye" is very emotional. Ray Alder singing on this album is great overall. On this song, I think it really stands out, his voice being very emotional. Very strong track, the only complaints that I would have is the insert of footage from 9/11 however as it seems to distract from the song a little too much.

"Sapphire" is such a great song. I can't help sing along: Claw off my eyes, I'd rather be blind than see you walk away from me? Ray Alder does pour some emotions in. Hard to believe this song is close to 16 minutes. No major change of tempo but it keeps always evolving and is all very coherent.

The ending piece, "The Fullness Of Time Suite", broken in 4 tracks, took some more time to appreciate. The 4 songs (or parts) just flow from one to another. I prefer "Despair" with all the vocals that stick to your brain and "Transcendence" which brings a very nice closure.

As opposed to many other in the prog-metal scene, the lyrics are not too cryptic and do means something you can relate to it.

Overall, it is a very enjoyable piece of work. Even after more than 2 years, I still listen to it regularly. Superb! 5 well deserved stars!

bluegecko | 5/5 |


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