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STORMS OVER STILL WATER

Mostly Autumn

 

Prog Folk

3.52 | 106 ratings

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3 stars I can't believe my own eyes seeing that 5 stars reviews here. If that is masterpiece of progressive rock, the genre's quality falls dramatically. Mostly Autumn released album which compared to their earlier stuff (except Passengers) is disappointing.

The worst in that all is that band's steps and changes are illogical because mean getting rid of the best features of their music. In the commercial name of power and fast songs which primitive construction is based on electric guitar power entries we lack flute, acoustic guitar and all Celtic elements, there are hardly any good solos, we lack charming melodies and depth. In conclusion everything on Storms has been narrowed: pallette of instruments, pallette of feelings, amount of interesting ideas. What has been extended is absolute "averageness". Storms are good album to listen when you're doing sth else but there is nothing to savour what in case of band listening to which you were only savouring is the saddest conclusion that can be made.

Mostly Autumn choose the road in defiance of their characteristics and stunning features. Heather Findlay's performance on some Storms tracks is a symbol of the whole situation. She's not fit to singing in Out of the Green Sky chorus and the result there is very bad. She tries to be vocalist basing of power with voice that's stunning feature is not power but something else. And Mostly Autumn tries to be one of the millions similar rock bands with simple songs, simple sound. You achieved your goal, you are one of millions average. But under such circumstances please do not write on your official website about your best album so far. It's a shame to write such things.

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