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DARK MATTER

IQ

 

Neo-Prog

4.02 | 672 ratings

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Trafficdogg
4 stars I have read alot of criticism concerning this album, most of it directed at the final track,"HARVEST OF SOULS."

There are 5 songs on this album,3 of which are good, 1 of which is better than average and 1 of which is just plain boring.

Starting with Harvest, it is clear alot of thought went into this 24 minute epic. The maturity of the musicians is showcased in a wonderfully improvisational middle section that ends with grandier and majesty. It's not exactly "SUPPER'S READY" but then... what really is?

The opening stanza, "SACRED SOUND" is fresh territory for IQ and is one of their least contrived and "formulaic" compositions in some time.

YOU NEVER WILL is the last of the 5 that I can recommend as RED DUST SHADOW sounds like acid dribble from PINK FLOYD's early days and BORN BRILLIANT is more akin to born with down syndrome. The 4th star is strictly due to HARVEST.

Trafficdogg | 4/5 |

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