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Tonny Larz
4 stars Platypus´s second outing is quite like the first terms of power and style. These guys know how to rock and they do it with certain roll!! Well what did you expect with Ty Tabor:Guitar,Vocals/Derek Sherinian: Keyboards/Rod Morgenstein:Drums/ JohnMyung:Bass. There´s a certain Kings x vibe (surprise surprise)and the overall sound is fabulous.That is,if youre into heavy power prog rock trio´s!! So Kings x,Dream theater,Dixie dregs boys playing that something?? You bet your sweet ... these guys kick ... !! On the other hand if you´re looking for prog in the classical sense...forget about it!!! This is pure,hard core heavy,pop infused power trio (did i mention there are 4 guys?) sounding like Beatles,cheap trick,Dreamtheater and a bit like Kings x. Now,for those of you who thinks that the above mentioned are great fun...stay with me as this (and their first album)is great fun in the school of power pop/rock. Tabors lyrics are in vein...but the vocals are always. The final song is a piece,no call that an epic:"Partial to the bean" consisting of 7 parts. instrumental pieces an all. And mind not without the humour! some of the songs are called:"Yoko ono" & " Yoko two no"...GEt it ?? But overall this is a gem for Kings X Mr.Tabor is all over on his splendid guitarplaying and arrangements. The other guys....well you know them!! There´s not a note wrong between them!!! So.....old school prog freaks forget about it!!! Power trio freaks.....go out an buy..immediately!!!!!
Tonny Larz | 4/5 |


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