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WAR DANCE

Colosseum II

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.66 | 58 ratings

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Kazuhiro
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3 stars The existence of Tempest will have been a result of having tried to catch as one of the elements that developed the creation and the idea of the music character further for Jon Hiseman. In the activity that Jon Hiseman had certainly done in the field of Jazz Rock of Britain, the degree of the contribution was a large very part. And, the music character of Tempest and the quality might be maintained in a high part and be expressed. There might certainly have been a part where it had appeared one after another the talents such as Allan Holdsworth and Ollie Halsall for a fact, too. However, the part expressed as opening the music character that Jon Hiseman digested would have been dyspepsia a little if it considered it if it thought about the music character of Tempest and directionality.

The time that would hang by the time the flow that reached in Colosseum developed in this Colosseum 2 required a little long period. And, development and the directionality of the music character that Jon Hiseman thinks about might have strengthened further in Tempest. Jon Hiseman that thought about the reorganization of Colosseum splendidly projected the character and the reflection to this band again.

There might exactly have been a revolution and a lot of demands in the market of music at time when this album was announced. However, the part of the character and relations that carried out the music character had the result of the further projection to the music character of Colosseum 2.

The theme carried out for the reorganization of Colosseum was an oneness of ensemble and the band. The expression by the musician who had been summoned to make the part an embodiment will have been a moment when the speculation of Jon Hiseman had come true. The part of Jazz Rock that the quality in which it listened by "Starange New Fresh" is high had succeeded. The music character and the character always continued in continuing "Electric Savage" though the Bass player had alternated to John Mole. It is said that "Electric Savage" was recorded at the period of about one week. The zeal that had been poured into the production of this "War Dance" in a short term at this time will have been a wonderful event. The zeal of the band that made high-quality music though it is a short term will be transmitted to the listener.

After announcing the album, having begun a little to collapse is also true. act about ColosseumThe flow of work with Thin Lizzy by the event and Gary Moore where Jon Hiseman had begun to have relations with Dave Greenslade presented the flow to which this band naturally collapsed as a result. This original band might strengthen and the element of aimed ensemble strengthened further compared with the current work. The song of Gary Moore that appears according to the situation is reflected well for the album.

"War Dance" shifts from the composition of the repetition of the keyboard and the drum that has been almost approved as Solo to the fanfare of the solemnity. The melody of the guitar pulls the tension. The theme that the rhythm of five uses has the overwhelming might. Space sound that keyboard creates. Part developed attended with tension and excitement. A transposition and a piano sound also contribute to the tune. Ensemble of the band might be complete.

"Major Keys" makes the composition with splendid exactly bright theme of the keyboard and cutting of the guitar. The compatibility of Don Airey and Gary Moore is preeminent. Part of guitar to make good use of control of Volume. Solo that E-Piano is good. The composition of the tune that flows in the space might have a good element.

"Put It That Way" produces a good dash feeling at the beginning of the tune. The processing of the unison and the harmony of the guitar and the keyboard is perfect. The dash feeling and the tension continue. The flow that shifts from the theme intermittently repeated to Solo of the guitar is expressed well, too. And, the flow that shifts to Solo of the keyboard is also natural. The guitar and the keyboard completely pull the tune.

"Castles" produces the flow with good song of Gary Moore. The melody that Gary Moore sings might have originality. And, the character that this band originally had is projected to the tune. The element of the ballade done by making good use of the sound with diversity might be music for them. The feature is to progress Chord with expression of feelings.

"Fighting Talk" The dash feeling with good rhythm by the shuffle is produced. The band has good ensemble. The melody with diversity while adding a few elements of Blues Rock and the atmosphere of the session twines. The sound of the keyboard always continues to be good. And, the guitar also contributes to the tune. The negotiation on the guitar and the keyboard might be splendid.

"The Inquisition" is a tune where an intense part and the tension of this band are expressed well. The top is continued attended with heavy Riff and the tension. The part of ensemble of the band might go out strongly. Part of acoustic guitar and part where element of music of the Middle East is reminiscent. And, it is partial of Chord and the melody that develops one after another. The idea is expressed by the technology of the performance.

"Star Maiden/Mysterioso/Quasar" starts from the line of gentle Bass. The tempo that flows slowly produces a good space. The sound of the bell is faced and the tune faces complex development in the signal. The rhythm and the melody that multiuses the rhythm of 8/10 and 8/11 listen to an overwhelming technology. The sound of the bell is shifted in the signal and the tune shifts to the following part again. A bright melody and the dash feeling produce a progressive part of the tune. The creation that the band develops in union is exactly complete.

As for "Last Exit", the processing of complete Chord is given to the sound of the shining keyboard. The composition of the tune that gives priority to the element of the style might be splendid. Solo of guitar that produces complete expression of feelings. And, the band creates one space with the keyboard.

Colosseum 2 was a band with which the zeal of Jon Hiseman was exactly blocked. And, the work of the member who did to make the music character an embodiment will be still a part of the legend in the item of Jazz Rock of Britain.

Kazuhiro | 3/5 |

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