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GENESIS

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

2.71 | 858 ratings

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genbanks
4 stars If I were writing this review on Amazon, I would give 5 STARS to this album without doubts. Here in a Progressive rock context, I must give it 4 STARS. For me one of the best moments of Genesis in all their history. The epic Home by the sea (two sections became one unique track with the time), is a masterpiece of modern progrock. And because this track I think this album is an excellent addition for any progressive rock collection. Of course we have Mama, one of the best Genesis songs ever. Agressive, powerfull, hard, etc... This track combines in a perfect way the best Collins voice with a ghostly keyboard and a fantastic rythm guitar. The interlude is superb and goes from a melodic tune to a really heavy section. Then the verse returns but with all the power and supported by a monstrous and metallic drum sound. At the end the Collins voice over the Rutherford guitar solo is outstanding. The other highlight is It's gonna get better. A nice combination of organ, bass and a progressive drum work. With a great melody at the end, this track close a great album.

The album includes three high quality pop tracks. That's all is a non conventional pop song with a not simple keyboard piano base. Illegal Alien is an original track combining drum, bass and Keyboards and a superb work of Collins in voice. Taking it all too hard is a good ballad, but is the weakest of the album.

Finally there are two more tracks, which are not pop not prog, but really goods. Just a job to do with an anthologic fade out and Silver Rainbow with a superb keyboard work by Tony Banks.

4 STARS

genbanks | 4/5 |

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