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Spock's Beard


Symphonic Prog

3.13 | 363 ratings

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3 stars After Feel Euphoria, I thought ' that's it', the end of a progrock giant. That's why I had seconds thoughts of even listening to Octane. But beining a SB fan, I couldn't resist the journey to the CD-shop. And again I had mixed feelings about the new SB without Neil. After listening a couple of times, I think they did a far much better job than on Feel Euphoria. The intro is breathtaking, very good prog. There are other very good prog songs on it like ' the planet's hum', ' She is everyting', the instrumental ' NWC' en the highlight 'Of the beaty of it all'. There is always a BUT...... There are also songs that are just ordenairy rock songs. 'I wouldn't let it go' sounds like Bon Jovi or even The Eagles. Not my piece of cake. The special edition has a bonus disk with some tracks and a video. Those songs are realy good. If you change those rocksongs on the initial CD with those on the bonus CD, the initial CD would have a 4 star rating.
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