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Spock's Beard


Symphonic Prog

3.77 | 571 ratings

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5 stars After Neal Morse left Spock's Beard, I felt that the band just didn't have it. Their new releases were ok at best, but overall were just average. I am always under the assumption that a band will get better over time and they have hit the spot with X.

First off X doesn't have the high pitch keyboard sound found in most Spock's Beard and Neal Morse albums. The keyboard sound is still there, but it is a bit more darker this time around. It also seems like they finally found a new direction for the band. After Neal left he took the classic Spock's Beard sound with him, and well I can finally say Spock's Beard has moved on into the 21st century without Neal.

Each track has a nice flow to it. If you have ever listened to Spock's Beard you will feel right at home, yet surprised that this is different. Each song is unique to it's own and offers something new to the table yet at the same time making sure each new piece to the puzzle fits well. One thing about Spock's Bears is sometimes they just get into long instrumentals which are good but don't really add nothing to the song. X fixes this and just has a nice feeling to it. This is deffiently their best work since Snow and is quickly becoming one of my favorites by them.

sirfragalot86 | 5/5 |


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