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3.12 | 100 ratings

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2 stars Well this time you could also give it an inferior score,especially if you're not completely into the modern progressive metal genre!! Sorry, but for me this is not an improvement of ideas in comparison to "Impossible figures": in fact rather than develop their music harmony better-even though always within their usual bombastic progressive metal style- Gardner & C. prefer to look for a new style: that's their attempt to make the classical music an affair for prog metal fans and such consideration let me be disappointed so much!!Perhaps Trent Gardner tries to emulate Mr Jordan Rudess, but at the end the result is not so remarkable...ok the keyboards of Steve Walsh in "Symphonette" (the first instrumental of the album) and also the modern approach in the execution of a few melodic songs, but in all the other circumstances the epic style suffers from a reasonable lack of depth , above all inside the plot of their mini -suite divided into three parts.Therefore I was expected to find excellent pacthes at the keyboards, as I'm not in the habit to accept the lack of dynamics and music colours...but this is my personal idea and I don't like to affect the opinion of the common listener. "Wisdom" is an obligatory ballad (another common place inside the "metal" music)and it's disappointing, as well as the track "Why Water Weeds?", full of annoying patches and poor ideas...probably the fans of bands such as Arena will be attracted by this work;otherwise you could remain a bit irritated, cause of so many tiresome solos!!

Make your own choice!!

lor68 | 2/5 |


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