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CRECIENDO

Jaime Rosas

 

Symphonic Prog

4.10 | 15 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
4 stars An excellent album from an underrated band.

Their live album is an excellent album and it made me thirsty for more music from this band. Creciendo is their third album, and the reputed best of the lot. I have yet to find out if this is true or not, but I will come back to that later this year with my reviews of the two other albums.

I wrote in my review of the live album that Jaimie Rosas Cuarteto is a blend of ELP and Dream Theater. This also holds true on this album. But I would say 70 % Dream Theater here and only 30 % ELP. The reason is that this album is pretty heavy and is verging on being prog metal. Well, many would call this prog metal. I am not a big fan of prog metal, but I still rate Dream Theater as one of my all time favorite bands. So this album leaves me happy. I like the sound.

The mix of Jaime Rosas tangents and Rodrigo Godoy & Javier Sepulveda guitars is also excellent. Yes, they sounds like John Petrucci. Yes, the band sounds like Dream Theater. But when Jaime Rosas is letting himself loose on the piano or the keyboards, he also sounds like Keith Emerson or Rick Wakeman with their respective bands. That is the best of both worlds and the best parts of this album. Jaime Rosas is a big star on his instrument. An underrated star, that is.

The best track is by far the epic, eighteen long El Mito Del Eterno Retorno where the band plays out all their cards in one long game. My only gripe is the lack of any real killer tracks here. So this album is a very shaky four stars for me. I also suspect I will rather like this album more in some years time than I like it now.

4 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |

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