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5 stars A masterpiece of the definitive year of progressive rock. If there is a band that did not deserve to be forgotten and put out more albums to continue finding its legitimate sound, it was the precious Gnidrolog. The name is very funny as it is a kind of mirror of the singer and rhythm guitarist Goldring. The songs are all spectaculars, but the one that opens the album is the definitive jewel of the band. "I Could Never Be A Soldier" is one of the most beautiful symphonic rock songs I have ever heard in my entire life. For starters, the title is already beautiful and defines what the listener awaits. A smooth but honest guitar begins the record, and then gives rise to the oboe to make it clear that he will be starring in the song and in the album. Goldring's voice at first seemed tepid, lacking in strength and hope, but little by little I understood and enjoyed it more and more. Obviously, I backtracked quickly. The lyrics of this song are so wise, so direct... I have no doubts that if it had been in single format and lasted 3 or 4 minutes it would be today a hit and a song that would happen in schools, but since it is progressive rock, they have left it in oblivion. There are few songs within this symphonic world that reflect for all ages the malice of violence, the cruelty of throwing lives overboard as if they were breadcrumbs to doves. "I could never face the enemy, he looks just like you or me." Simply fantastic. This song is already a big step towards becoming fond of the band at first sight and continuing to enjoy this work. There are sweet, well-composed songs like Lady Lake or Ship. I will always recommend this.
Argentinfonico | 5/5 |


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