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ABOUT TIME

Also Eden

 

Neo-Prog

3.64 | 32 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
3 stars Also Eden's debut album is a bit difficult to review, in my opinion.

I am not a Neo-Prog fan at all. I find the Neo-Prog albums who are leaning towards AOR pretty difficult to deal with. You see, Also Eden is doing everything right here. The vocals and the musicianship is superb. It is easy to understand why this band has built up a large following on the basis of their albums and in particular; their live performances. And I would also put Also Eden in my own "a thorough good band worth following" database. The five songs on About Time also average ten minutes. One song is even thirteen minutes long. The instruments is keyboards, drums, vocals, bass and guitars. Each instrument is given plenty of space to shine on their own. But.........

This review boils down to my personal preferences. The music is more leaning towards AOR than symphonic prog. I don't like AOR. Although the band is doing everything right, I don't find the songs particular great. They are frankly anonymous where they weave around the Marillion landscape. All songs sporadic comes up with great melody lines. There is nothing wrong with any of these songs or this album at all. But this is not a great album in my ears and my personal preferences leans towards other music styles than the one Also Eden do here. But this is still a good album.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |

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