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ONE

Neal Morse

 

Symphonic Prog

4.09 | 365 ratings

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voliveira
5 stars Another great masterpiece by Neal Morse. "One" is even better than its predecessor, the "rock opera" "Testimony ": it covers a more general concept, then the creation of the world.

"The Creation" is a powerful epic that opens the album with a lot energy.Some his initial theme is the same that played at the end of country track "Sing it high" by previous album.Is a very varied song that has vocals very edifying instrumental and very well played.

"The man's gone" is a short and simple track, but beautiful.The sound calm and relaxed style is totally opposite of the aggressive and heavy "Author of Confusion, " which comes following.This is my favorite track of album (which is hard to say, since all are excellent). It opens with a long instrumental section and aggressive in the style of Dream Theater (Portnoy of an influence, perhaps), before a shift which leads to the vocal themes . And what is this? Neal does all the voices, in the style of Gentle Giant (perhaps better than even Gentle Giant would never do): the music is still aggressive, but now it's more fun, but there is another abrupt change, and the music becomes sadder and more beautiful, before returning to the initial theme, which leads to a resounding end.

"The Separated Man" is another epic of album.Her a more upbeat and and edifying than "The Creation", but this is only in its first part.After, the music becomes dark and scary it can be even said the voice of Neal.But the song then passes into a sweeping instrumental section, which is growing in amazing harmony.

"Cradle to grave " and "Father of Forgivness"are the album's two ballads, also beautiful, though "Father ..." is more edifying.They are separated by mini-epic "Help me / The spirit and the flesh", another great music.The first part, "Help me", is the best, as it is original and loaded with a great voice and a amazing guitar solo, while "The Spirit ..." is basically a repetition of the themes of "The creation", although it is very beautiful.

Finally we have "Reunion ", the music more "up" the album.Her closes the album in style with marvelous vocal you have ever seen!

In the end, you can be sure that it has what it regret.That is one of the great masterpieces of the symphonic rock of recent times, as the same may be said of Neal Morse's discography.

voliveira | 5/5 |

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