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Spock's Beard


Symphonic Prog

3.77 | 571 ratings

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3 stars Cliches and fresh ideas in one album

With the latter album - X (named after the number of studio albums, the band have released), Spock's Beard continues to explore their typical genre - a mixture between symphonic rock, melodic rock with a flavour of pop and even alternative rock and post-grunge, because of the vocals and some other motifs. Highly controversial release with very beautiful moments on one hand and very unsuccessful and unsuitable parts on the other. I would like to mention the keyboards of Ryo Okumoto as the best fitting instrument on the album. He played some inspiring tunes all around the album. Except this, I have to admit all other instruments' parts are lacking in ideas and quite weak. Drums are passable, too, but the vocals, bass and guitars parts are simple and not memorable at all. The musicianship doesn't contain solid emotional peaks except a few experimental themes, which are not of my type. At the end of the album (because of the length) it becomes more and more boring, especially in the sixth composition. Serious wondering between 2,5 and 2,75 stars, but I would give 2,75 stars, because the musicianship isn't poor and the songwriting contains inspiring piano parts. Interesting, but simple release, not appropriate for profound listening, but as a background (don't expect Close th the Edge here). Not full 3 stars!

poslednijat_colobar | 3/5 |


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