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UNDER THE SUN

Under The Sun

 

Progressive Metal

3.74 | 54 ratings

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Ovidiu
4 stars UNDER THE SUN!Oh,another forgotten,or almost,musical jewel from MAGNA CARTA,once a legend in prog metal labels,the mark of of good quality,where some incredible bands made their first steps in the prog world !Magna Carta was the craddle for SHADOW GALLERY,MAGELLAN,ENCHANT,ICE AGE,CAIRO,to name only a few sure values of progressive,high quality progressive bands!This album may be considered one amazing first try from some very skilled musicians,very devoted to progressive music,era GENESIS...KANSAS...YES...GENTLE GIANT but with a more modern touch!The production is superbe and the quality of the compositions very solid!We have all the time the feeling that the guys in UTS have put all their creativity and passion to break the boundaries of a common good debut album !On a hand they did it,because the album had at it's time some excellent reviews in the prog community,but on the other hand,they didn't confirm with a second try! WHY?It's a pity ,because they were at the right time at their place and it could be a sure value of the genre!THIS GOLDEN VOYAGE marks in a very promissing way the debut of an album of more that 1 hour of very enjoyable album and the following isn't at all dissapointing!Au contraire,the album has an uptime rhythm with some very beautiful compositions!Each instrument has it'sown place and the vocals are very nice!Changing of rhythms and breaks ,all in a very professional way ,proved that the guys had a huge potential!THE TIME BEING is a complex song,very well structured ,with many brilliant musical ideas incorporated,surprising breaks and change of rhythms and definitelly this song could be considered the highlight of the album,under all aspects-strong composition-clever text-sensational musicianship-a little masterpiece!Sometimes we feel that the guys have too many ideas to put them in only a simple song,and UNDER THE SUN's songs aren't at all simple!In the end,what we feel is a imense satisfaction of an audition of a great album from a very skilled band! 4,5 STARS for a true musical pearl!
Ovidiu | 4/5 |

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