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Neal Morse

 

Symphonic Prog

4.11 | 363 ratings

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Menswear
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3 stars I won't say much about this record because there is many great (and long) reviews for this baby. I'll just say that this is my first sip of Morse's work since his conversion in a branch of christianity. I don't know which one, there's so much clans and subdivisions in the Church.

Anyway, I'm (honestly!) surprised on how this rocks hard and well. Such faith in the Son of Jehovah is certainly giving M. Morse some powerful musical inspirations. Because for christian- rock, this is a job done extremely well. The days of Jars of Clay and so-called christian bands are so far behind with this. This is not corny, nor sappy, nor gospel. This is just a great progressive rock record. Amazing in many aspects. We could'nt even tell it talks about Jesus Christ. I don't know if he could take this work as a praise but, I'll ask him one day.

What strikes me is that it really blows what Spock's Beard did. I have the first 3 albums, considered the best, an nothing tops this beauty.

How can this guy could pull such great material after the musical storms that was Spock's Beard and Transatlantic? A normal guy would totally repeat himself or give many times the same songs. But this guy is FRESH EVERY LISTEN and STILL founds a LOT of stuff to say. And GOOD stuff by the way. Just listen, it defies everything I thought I knew about him. I can officialy put him in my rockollogic brain right behind prolifics masterminds like David Bowie, Paul McCarthney, The Edge, Arjen Luccassen or Tori Amos. Honestly, this guy's a machine. Unlike Ayreon, he diversified a bit more his work, giving a sonic signature but still providing a satisfying fresh approach.

Pepole say that faith in God is a crutch for humanity and presents you has a feeble minded puppet. Faith is good to your health and mind, look how great this stuff is! Believers are more to cope with depression or mortality than non-believers. It's not rocket science.

And this record is an absolute soul fortification.

Menswear | 3/5 |

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