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ABOUT TIME

Also Eden

 

Neo-Prog

3.64 | 38 ratings

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Tarcisio Moura
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4 stars OOOhhhh!!! I love this record! For a 80īs neo prog freak like me, this is simply prog heaven! Also Edenīs debut was a big surprise for me. Although this album was released in 2006, it has all the elements that made neo prog so distinctive in that decade: dramatic vocals, lush (but not overwhelming) keyboards, Gilmour/Hackett-like guitars and, most of all, an excellent bunch of songs to boot. Those guys really love what they do and their performances are full of passion and conviction. It almost makes you forget that they are not that original.

If Huw Lloyd-Jones voice was not so particular, Iīd believe this was Marillion reincarnated. The style is very much the same, with hints of old Genesis, IQ and Pallas all over it. And still their songwriting skills are so good it gives them a personal touch that make them stand out from so many Marillion copycats. the top notch, modern production also helps a lot here too (something almost all 80īs acts lacked, at least in the beginning). There are no fillers and all the songs are very strong, well crafted, grealy performed and the arrangements are tasteful. But the pinnacle of this CD is the last track, the very powerful Children Of the Night. Itīs the kind of song that, once finished, it leaves a you with a desire for more of it. Lloyd-Jones is a very good singer that has a extremely good delivering of the words. The band is great too, and they are very much team players, with every musician taking his turn without getting in the way of the other. The result is a very tigh, flowing sound that makes you think the CDīs only flaw is its short time (49 minutes).

Not much more to say about it. If youīre into neo prog this is a must have. If you like prog music in general and donīt mind much for originality, but do care for tastefulness and emotion, this is a good choice too. Personally , Iīd give this album a 5 star rating without hesitation. However, as a reviewer om PA I donīt quite think this is really a masterpiece of prog music. So I guess 4 stars is more fitting here. Excellent addition to any prog music collection. Warning: highly addictive!

Tarcisio Moura | 4/5 |

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