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ONE AMONG THE LIVING

Mystery

 

Neo-Prog

3.98 | 189 ratings

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b_olariu
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4 stars Mystery last album to date released this year and named very suggestive One among the living is maybe thir best effort so far and one of the top albums of 2010 for sure. Besides the music which is pretty awesome, here are some well known invited guest like Daryl Stuermer on guitar or Oliver Wakeman among others. Well, this is a solid album, more towards eclectic music to me rather then a neo prog album, maybe some elemnts from this subgenre are present but definetly is not a neo prog release as a whole. Maybe Mystery is not one of the most known band from Canada, but with this album thy proved that they know bussines. The album has more then an hour of music and must confess I was very impressed by every piece, one or two of them remind me a lot of Black Sabbath (Tony Martin era), is like they were exctracted from Cross purposes or Headless cross albums. The album as whole is much heavier then on previous efforts, but keeping that AOR flavour in places. The voice of Benoît David is fantastic , he manage to have some special moments here like on title track One Among the Living , fantastic voice, he fits like glove here with the music. Also here is an epic of 23 min named Through Different Eyes divided in 6 parts, great , but not the best moments of the album I might say, really, anyway great work with good towards great instrumental passages. Maybe to some of you Mystery is totaly unknown band, but I mustsay that they realy done it with this one. Almost everything is perfect and where shoul belong, from guitar riffs, the vocal arrangements everything is top notch. An overlooked album IMO, this will be one of the top 10 at least at the end of the year. 4 stars easy, as the previous reviewers said this is the most mature work from the band and one of the top for this year.
b_olariu | 4/5 |

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