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THE WAIT OF GLORY

Proto-Kaw

 

Symphonic Prog

3.64 | 82 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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2 stars Two years after their debut "Before Came After" PROTO-KAW release their second album "The Wait Of Glory". As most feel this isn't as good as the debut, although if you liked that one not a lot has changed. I must admit I have had no success getting into this one at all. It's rare that I don't even like one song, but sadly that's the case here.

"Nevermore" opens well with a nice heavy sound before a minute. It settles when the vocals come in. Organ and bass before 4 1/2 minutes as it gets fuller. Some nice relaxed guitar after 5 1/2 minutes followed by piano. It kicks in before settling after 7 minutes. Vocals and guitar are back late. "Relics Of The Tempest" is a song I don't like at all. Sure it's kind of catchy but the chorus is cringe worthy. "When The Rains Come" is probably the one i'd pick as the best if I was forced to. Some heaviness here with sax and I like the guitar 1 1/2 minutes in. It settles with vocals after 2 minutes unfortunately. Flute and organ follow. It's heavy again around 8 minutes.

"On The Eve Of The Great Decline" opens with acoustic guitar and reserved vocals. Some flute too. Drums before 2 minutes as it gets fuller. Contrasts continue. "Physic" kicks in fairly quickly with sax. A change before 2 minutes and the vocals join in. Organ and drums lead followed by a fuller sound. Nice guitar. "At Morning's Gate" features piano, flute and reserved vocals. "Melicus Gladiator" gets more powerful with vocals before a minute. It's an okay song. "The Vigil" turns fuller with flute and organ as contrasts continue. "Old Number 63" is different. It's uptempo with sax and different sounding vocals. "Osvaldo's Groceries" is a catchy tune with sax but i'm not a fan. "Picture This" opens with reserved vocals, light drums and flute. Piano follows. Guitar after 2 1/2 minutes is welcomed. It kicks in after 3 minutes.

Fans only.

Mellotron Storm | 2/5 |

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