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Symphonic Prog

3.39 | 45 ratings

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4 stars There seems to be a lot of 'Genesis Clone' accusations aimed at this album. Though i can see where they are coming from to hold it against such a strong album is quite ridiculous. At times the Genesis influence is quite clear, such as the comedy vocals at the beginning of the opening track Clockwork Revenge. The vocals in Pictures of a Puddle have a very Phil Collins style about them, in both the sound of the voices and style of the harmonies. Both of these opening tracks are very strong and put the album off to a great start, with the heavy rock finale to the opener, and a distinct folk influence to Pictures of a Puddle.

In my opinion the albums albums finest piece is Ladies Of The Night, which features one of the finest guitar solo moments that deserves to be heard by any fan of Prog music and Rock guitar, aswell as memorable atmospheric keyboard and vocal performances.

The other songs on the album feature fairly simple arrangements but very atmospheric playing, Earthbound Pilgrim and Out Of The Woods bring back the acoustic folk influence with strong vocal harmonies accompanied by ambient guitar sounds.

Airlord on this album produce a fairly traditional Symphonic sound with an extra spark with the feature of 2 Electric guitars which gives the songs a heavier feel. The Guitar playing gives the album some of it's best moments especially the solos found in Ladies of the Night and Out Of The Woods.

This effort shows Airlord are perhaps the great forgotten symphonic band, producing only one album in 1977 they seemed to release a masterpiece into a scene that no longer existed. This album can easily stand up to the better known classics of the era and it's unfortunate lack of production value is only a minor flaw in a fantastic piece of Symphonic Prog.

topographicbroadways | 4/5 |


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