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3.42 | 91 ratings

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2 stars This is one of the few albums in my collection that I have no recollection of purchasing and still here it is collecting dust on my shelf. Well I guess a revisit is in order!

After listening to Impossible Figures it all came back to me and I once again remembered why I never bothered listening to this album after the first couple of spins. This release works the first couple of times but after that you're pretty much left with nothing new. It's prog for prog's sake and there is no major improvement with each listen, which is something that I happen cherish a lot with these kind of albums. That is ultimately the reason why I forget this type of music very fast and move on to something a lot more challenging and exciting!

Killer Of Hope is undeniably my favorite track off the album and it's also the longest track which almost takes up 20% of the album (if we include the 5 minute bonus track to the total album length). The rest of the material is not nearly as good and it all comes to a halt towards the end when the compositions start getting thin.

Hopefully my remarks can serve the purpose of reminding me why there isn't really a point of revisiting this album again.

**** star songs: Gorilla With A Pitchfork (1:24) Killer Of Hope (10:03) Bach 16 (2:46) Confessor's Overture (2:24) Counterpoints (5:59)

*** star songs: Late For Church (6:15) Hymn For A Heathen (3:15) World Groove (6:30)

** star songs: Feel The Cross (6:36)

Rune2000 | 2/5 |


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