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4.05 | 153 ratings

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5 stars I feel the same way as other colleagues here : it is their best outing ! This CD is a 'must', in the sense that it has excellent prog-qualities : epics that are different, very complex music construction, themes that are well developed as you recognize them back in the late parts of a track, a very good sound and power associated with it. Also, guitar & keyboards are 'huge' here ! It also has a supplemental 'plus' : the female singer of the two previous CD's is not there !

I must also add that this CD is mostly oriented on the music, as very few lyrics are performed. For example, singing begins at the 7th minute on track-1, and at the 10th minute mark on track-2. It is designed around music alone and that's what I love about this Nexus album. No distraction, no fooling around. Rhythmic parts are also very complex and diverse, exactly as we like it in prog music. You have more than 70 minutes of greatness. You have a lot for your prog-money ! An area where this CD is distinguished from the other Nexus' albums for me, is that I can listen to it time after time, I discover new interesting moments. Those marks are characteristics of an essential prog-album. Also, every track is excellent; there is no weak part. Sometimes in other CD's, we encounter 2-3 tracks that have nothing interesting, as opposed to very solid epics, and the overall note goes to around 4/5. Not here !

If you like an intricate relationship between guitar & keyboard, where the players are exceptional musicians, this CD is for you. It is very keyboard-oriented, and everything around gives a super-general impression, with a powerful sound because of the bass and the rhythms.

I would say something at about 4,7 or 4,8. Rounded gives a perfect 5 !

Progdaybay | 5/5 |


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