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4.21 | 705 ratings

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5 stars How is this band not well known? My gosh!

I am so happy to have stumbled on this significant album. It is a brilliant effort that covers many bases very well.

Other reviewers have already spoken a great deal of the VDGG similarities, but there is so much more than that. The album opens with great, classic rock with Circuitry, at least the heavier parts, but even that track takes you many places as it transitions to a nice prog flavour with nice piano and a bit of KC vibe. When the Walls Are Down then hits hard with an outstanding vocal performance that sucks you right in. Dead City, to me, is a decent track, but the least strong of the album. It has more of an 80's feel for much of it, but even then, it breaks into some really nice parts that redeem it.

Now things take a turn with two, epic, prog numbers that take you on a nice ride. When She Dreams reminds me of Stupid Dream/Recordings era Porcupine Tree in parts. The long jam at the end can feel quite long, unless you just immerse yourself in the music, with the really nice sax sounding violin (is there sax overdubbed in parts, IDK). Rogue is just a good 23 minutes of great music that goes all over the place. Some parts have a bit of a Jethro Tull sound, but more VDGG at times, and, well Discipline and their own sound throughout.

The instrumentation is phenomenal! Drums, bass, guitar, keys, everything. I'll add one more thing: Like a lot of the best albums, this one grows well. Growers are good and Discipline is an outstanding band that deserved to be far more known than they are.

Michael919 | 5/5 |


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