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TOWARD THE SUN

Druid

 

Symphonic Prog

3.47 | 133 ratings

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Sean Trane
Special Collaborator
Prog Folk
2 stars This is the type of album that gives me a real problem of appreciation, In itself , this band has everything to please me in instruments and capabilities, but lacking one major ingredient: personnality . This is a clone band and looking at the date of recording probably the mother of all the clones along with Fruup, and looking at later years in prog one can only be afraid G M O in agriculture just by looking at the damage done by clones in prog . Just kidding, but reallt this proves that even back then , uninspired musicians (although good in many regards) made plagiarism. If Fruup was more of a Genesis clone , this one is scandalously ripping off Yes , and does not even bring anything new to music. If they had taken the music of Yes as a base to do something else and bring it further and expand it , I could have forgiven them (Starcastle is another one of these example) and might even be impressed at their audacity but here , sorry , nothing of the sort. This album is full of Yes images and plans and the second number starts as a rip-off of the Rain Song from Zep. But at least in itself this album does not insult those band , as some of those 90's groups. This is more of a clumsy and mis-inspired album that could have been a good tribute album but certainly not as an Oeuvre of its own. I don't want to be mean , but most of the prog fans should have better dicernement/judgment on these albums and reject them because success of such albums can only encourage plagiarism and laziness of creativity as well as making prog just another industrial product to be copied and "bootlegged " (if you'll allow me the misuse of that last expression).
Sean Trane | 2/5 |

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