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Crossover Prog

3.31 | 56 ratings

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5 stars Excellent. That is all I have to say.

From the first chord, to the last one, magnificence.

Crying Of The Whales, a track that reminds us of Shine On You Crazy Diamond, is linked to the last track (Crying of the whales Pt II), and can also be linked to the 2nd and 3rd tracks of the promo edition: Salty Sting and Tears Of The Whales. How do you call that? Musical flexibility, and conceptuality.

Being able to enjoy music in parts, or as a whole, that is some of the essence of progressive rock.

Then you have the other tracks, that not only add to the storyline of the whales, but also give you more than a sample of the musical variation of Abarax. Psychedelic, symphonic, spacey, technical, moody and so. You'll find extended guitar-solo passages, folky acoustic guitars, sounds of singing whales, lots of sfx, choirs and more.

Besides the pink floydish style, and the ecological themes that may not suit everyone, this is a jewel in symphonic-progressive rock, that takes you through a journey, waiting to be listened to.

My rating: 5/5.

TheOppenheimer | 5/5 |


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