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3.42 | 75 ratings

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Sean Trane
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3 stars This debut is rather good (a few flaws explained below) but it certainly does not deserve 5* or 4*. This album although good , is hardly essential!

Areknames is one of those very recent Italian bands out in the niche of retro-prog (or 70's clonism) along with Wicked Minds, and a few others. And those guys are real good at emulating those 70's bands (read the name droping in Mark's review) and they sound pleasing as hell to my ears , flattering my nostalgy and making me wish that we were young again! But is that not the exact problem of such a release? Not one single moment , do I not think of older 70's band. Those exact copies (well I am overdoing this comment slightly but only to stress my point) of foregone times do not bring anything new to the prog watermill , and if this group did not show a great enthusiam playing their hearts out, their record would sound quite stale. I maybe just a bit harsh in comparison to the real big amount of work and love that came in for making this debut album (rather good at that, too) but the fact is that such an album lacks personality. I am sure they will correct this in their second album.

Sean Trane | 3/5 |


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