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2.95 | 44 ratings

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3 stars I recently did the review of one of the latter albums by Galleon and stated there that I couldn't understand the low appreciation for that album (All European Hero). With this debut by these Swedish neo proggers it's exactly the other way around. I'm amazed by the high ratings this album gets from everyone.

To me it's obvious that the songwriting by the band hasn't matured yet listening to all the songs. Some songs are quite bland and almost weak and the better ones don't reach the high level many of the compositions did later on in their career. Even these better songs (Untouchable, Submission and News) have only a few catchy parts that are truly worth while. The rest of them sound just average to me.

Still, I'm the only one so far giving this album 3 stars, the others all 4 or 5. So that makes me wonder if I approach this band the right way. So far I own 6 of their 8 albums and somehow I manage to like their lower rated and hardly care for their higher acclaimed outputs and that's pretty strange of course. I think I will purchase the missing two albums as well to see where those will lead me. All songs on this debut score somewhere between 3 and 3,75 stars for my taste, so still a good album but no more as far as I'm concerned. Like I said: I will have to give 3 here.

progrules | 3/5 |


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