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Captain Beyond


Heavy Prog

4.00 | 253 ratings

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4 stars This is a good and heavy prog album. Man, I love about 9/10's of it! Rhino really plays some wierd and beautiful rhythmns and licks. It is like nothing you have heard. This stuff would go over today if they released it now. It is so cool!

"Dancing Madly Backwards" has some killer stuff. It doesn't let up one bit. "Armworth" is another great tune, but the slide guitar section repeats far too much for me. Then we have the wonderful reprise called "Myopic Void" which ends with a restatement of "Dancing Madly Backwards."

"Mesmerization Eclipse" Keeps slaying the listener with more wonderful changes and it stays hard and heavy.

"Raging River of Fear" again does you in. Where did they get these musical ideas? It makes you wish you could think like Rhino.

I think maybe the only real drawback to this album are some of the lyrics. The song "As the moon Sparks," sounds kind of amaturish. It reminds me of some of the stuff Rod Evans sang for "Deep Purple." Other than that this is a killer release! I highly recommend it. Also, it has no keyboards. I like the guitar focus here. Since they limited themselves to one guitar, Rhino made full use of his creativity. Like I said in my review of the band "Flash," I was hoping prog bands would go in this direction. Just using guitar, bass, and drums, and forcing themselves to think of more musical ideas. It works tremendously well here with Captain Beyond.

I give this one 4 solid stars.

Keetian | 4/5 |


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