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The Crow
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3 stars Jadis has been working since 1982, fitting within the current of neo-prog bands that emerged during that time. And since then they created a series of demos that were finally embodied in this first self-titled album produced by Steve Rothery.

But if there is something that distinguishes Jadis from other groups of the time such as IQ, Marillion and Pendragon, it is a more concise and almost pop song structure, which although it sounds progressive, does give it the tracks a more conventional touch.

And that's not necessarily a negative thing, especially when we hear the overall quality of the album, which is quite high, especially thanks to exquisite guitar work, and some good keyboard bases that, although they haven't aged as well as they should , they do add a mystical and dreamy touch to the sound that in my opinion resembles them in a certain way to the polish band Collage.

I don't know if this "Jadis" is the best record to get to know the group, but I definitely recommend it for all those fans of 80's neo-prog.

Best Tracks: Follow me to Salzburg (I specially like the Keyboards in this one), Taking Your Time (wonderful guitar solo) and In the Dark (great bass line and amazing keyboard solo in the instrumental section)

The Crow | 3/5 |


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