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3.70 | 199 ratings

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4 stars What would happen if you mix Yes with some elements of Renaissance and spice things up very slightly with an harder edge. You would get this.

And THIS, is a good thing! I really like this album right after the first listen. The Steve Howe like guitars and some of the bass really reminded me of Yes during their best era. The presence of female vocals and some and the way the music was structured really felt like I was listening to Renaissance.

Does it lack originality based on the above? Not really in my opinion. Listen to "The Ballad Of Samuel Layne" in between the 8 and 10 mins mark and you won't hear too much to remind you of Renaissance of Yes. There is nice addition of strings (cello, violin) here and there. The mood seems to be darker at moment, the music sometimes gets a little heavier/edgier. Being a metal-prog lover, I sometimes wish they would push a little farther in that direction. It would have made this CD even more interesting.

There is plenty to like here. It is my only album from them and I will likely look at their previous releases. My favourite here is "Blind Faith". The others songs are also very good. Final Rating: 4 stars!

bluegecko | 4/5 |


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