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4.25 | 1127 ratings

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3 stars Really don't understand why this album is so highly regarded. To my ears it has, for the most part, songs that don't go anywhere, with uninspired solos and mediocre drumming (sounds like a poor man's Nick Mason is banging a set of cardboxes). It's not all that bad though. In the last song, after some singing in Dutch, the band awakes from coma and belts out some really driven prog rock! If the whole album was at that level, with varied levels of intensity, of course, I'd understand the praise this album gets. Perhaps the recipe for an over-rated album is to have a srong ending!

Maybe the band members had ran out of ideas? Maybe that's why the next album is in the genre of fusion muzak?

JyriK | 3/5 |


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