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MOMENTS OF CLARITY

Cryptic Vision

 

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3.41 | 40 ratings

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3 stars Agree with Jon H. I bought this album on high recommendations and the band being touted as the 'next best thing' Well if I wanted to hear Starcastle merged with Kansas and Saga then I would play those band's music instead.

It is not a bad album , but found it a little dull at times and unmoved and nothing made the hair rise up as was evident with say...Satellite's new album (now there is a superb album) Clearly Kansas are a reference but when I listened to the album I kept thinking that I had heard all this before many times by different bands. The band play well but there is nothing there that makes them different to so many others.

Dissapointed and unlikely to take it out frequently. I also think that comparing this band to Spocks Beard is a joke. There is neither the complexity, melodic brilliance or superb vocals (although the vocals are not bad) that is associated with early Spocks and also nothing in there to make me think of Pink Floyd. However, when all is said and done, it is not the worse album I have bought this year. I also took the advice of some to buy Enchant and what a major let down that was. Not prog, more AOR just like this album which is mainly in the latter's genre.

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