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EXTREMOS

Jaime Rosas

 

Symphonic Prog

3.44 | 10 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
3 stars A bit of a mixed bag, I am afraid.

An album is a collection of something. Either photos or music. Some of the photos has very different images. From people to pictures of buildings and landscapes. Somehow, I associate Extremos with an album of many pictures. The reason for this association is that the album is very varied......... and somewhat disjointed.

The cuarteto is a trio on this album. Which gives Jaime Rosa extra space to really show what he can. And there is no doubt that he is one of the best tangent players in the progressive rock scene today. He is firmly in the Keith Emerson and Rick Wakeman mould. Unfortunate, he is also transgressing into Yngwie Malmsteen territory on this album too. And that is not a compliment, btw.

What I mean with that is that there is too many solos on this album and not enough music. Jaime Rosas is not alone in this solos overkill too. The guitarist Rodrigo Godoy too is guilty here.

Music wise, the album is the usual Jaime Rosas Cuarteto's blend of Dream Theater and ELP. Which is excellent music....... as long as the spirit of Yngwie Malmsteen is not getting dragged into it. And that's my main gripe here. Extremos is Jaime Rosas weakest album by a country mile. The best song here is Viajero Astral. But there is no real bad song here. Just a bit too many solos where more focus on the melodies would had been a better solution.

If you want to really experience one of the best tangent player on this planet and his excellent band, check out the Jaime Rosas Cuarteto live album.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |

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