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3 stars Welcome to a spicy meatball.

The US band with this rather un-rock like name has returned with their second album. Let's first of all dispense with this Neo-Prog label. This album is not a Neo-Prog album. Period. When that is said, there is some Marillion and RPWL influences though inbetween the rest of the influences............ which are.......... Well, there is no denying that Jolly is jolly well aware of the presence of Dream Theater. Add Tool to the mix too and we get a pretty hard sound. An ounce of AOR & Pink Floyd too can be added too. This album is pretty hard throughout. This due to a Phil Spector like wall of sound being employed. The sound is also contemporary and feels like 2010. I would say this album has the typical post rock sound.

While the sound is great in my view, the album is sadly lacking on the quality of the melodies and the songs. There is no songs here I really love and makes me sit up and listen intently. This album is nice, yes. It massages my ears, but not my brain. But this is an overall good album and that's it. I am sure this band has a future so I will keep this band on my must-follow list.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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