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It Bites


Crossover Prog

3.77 | 110 ratings

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4 stars Once around the world is the second release of It Bites from 1988. This much better then the predecesor, the sound is crystal clear, the compositions are tighter, more choesive and has that special atmosphere of late' 80's. Definetly their most mature work and their best album for sure, It Bites release a great album with pleasent music, beutiful voice, and some very good keyboards arrangements, I realy like this album. Bordering between AOR, more rock edged then previous album with some polished pop ventures combined very well with some neo prog elelents It Bites release a solid album in my opinion. Maybe is not very complex like other releases from neo prog, but is very well done. Every pieces is great, specially the longest track from here Once Around The World, nearly 15 min of great music and superb kyboards anf gutar elements. This might be one of the best pop rock albums of late '80' s for sure, everything is well done, very subtile pop, maybe sometimes they remind me of The Box, art pop of the highest calibre. 4 stars for sure for this album, still not very well regarded as their best work in music circles, and still considerated an easy band for traditional progressive listners, to mellow for the progresive metal ones, but in the end a real surprise for me , in agood way. Almost excellent, great album, I like it a lot.
b_olariu | 4/5 |


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