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BACK FROM THE VOID

High Wheel

 

Symphonic Prog

3.20 | 24 ratings

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Sean Trane
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Prog Folk
2 stars Easily the most overrated album from the 21st century and one can fall easily into the trap for it has everything one could for in trem of clichés. I spent easily six months waiting to get this album as between the release and the actual arrival of the Ipso Facto label album , so much was said about how fantastic this album and how frustrating it was to be waiting to discover this so-called masterpiece.

I think it is high time that some neo-prog fans (and reviewers alike) stop and think for a second how much wrong they are doing to their own musical sub-genre as they raised undeservedly the hopes of every progheads, only so most can only be disappointed on hearing the object of such attention. I mean that this album was voted album of the year in a few fanzine (including the one printed by my duddies), but again, this type of album is absolutely NOTHING special, and certainly not a letter home!

This is again not that bad but definitely nothing original (it probably deserves one more star but my deception is such......) and certainly not a masterpiece. Just because we have entered a "new golden age" (in terms of the numbers of record coming out), this does not make chef d'oeuvre around every corner. This sounds like an average prog album that in ten years most everybody will have forgotten.

Sean Trane | 2/5 |

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