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2.79 | 69 ratings

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2 stars Last album to date from this US combo. And not their best one to tell the truth. Even if I only moderately appreciated the band, their first two releases were fine and held some very good pieces of music.

What's available here is of another calibre. Inexpressive music, dull vocals, third division heavy / neo prog with little feeling. I would have hoped that the long title track would have brought us into some sort of the splendours of the early days ("Magna Carta"), but we are from there.

It is difficult to find a song which is worth mentioning. But it was mainly the case already for several of their previous albums. This music just doesn't speak to me; vocals are average and transparent as far as I'm concerned.

I am not saying that this is a bad album, but to be transported to heaven doesn't apply either. A song as "Found" is especially boring though. And the mellowish and almost religious "Who To Believe" is not my cup of tea.

The instrumental and pompous "Sea Of Details" is one of the good moments from this album (at last!), but the closing track brings the listener back to a standard heavy rock song: average to weak vocals (again) are not going to make of "Slow Burn" a highlight. But these are scarce to none while listening to "Innocent God".

Two stars.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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