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5 stars BEST YET

As good as its predecessor "SMPTE", "Bridge Across the forever" is an indisputable masterpiece, which remains one of the best albums of the decade and one of my favorites ever.

The opening epic "Duel with the Devil" is a monster of the current progressive rock and easily my favorite song of banda.Tem everything a prog fan could ask for: long instrumental passages, solos of individual instruments, tons of layers of mellotron, a delicious sax solo, crazy letters and to complete a children's choir that turns your head in an insane experience here.

"Suite Charlotte Pike" is a little below the first, but it is still captivating, echoing the Beatles and the giants of prog years 70.Uma thing to note is that while the first album it referred to quite Spock's Beard and The Flower Kings (because of Neal Morse and Roine Stolt), this is a nostalgic ride to the years 70.Another fact is that although this is not a concept album, there's a moment that this song is a repeated theme of the first track, and a vocal passage that is repeated later in the epic finale.

The title track is a short and captiving section consisting of a beautiful piano and a intimate corner of Neal Morse.

"Stranger in your soul" is another great epic of the album, but not as good as the first.Intro with cello is identical to that of "Duel", but played in another tone.To 9min45seg is played a part similar to a section from "Suite. " This part and the previous section, which begins at 6 minutes and is full of heavy riffs and aggressive vocals and big, here are my favorites.

5 stars! The best album of the Transatlantic!

voliveira | 5/5 |


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