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Spock's Beard


Symphonic Prog

3.85 | 682 ratings

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3 stars This is a strong debut from one of prog rock revivers in the 90s and today. It contains many flaws (incoherence, sound quality, and not so good lyrics) but I highly recommend this to any spock's beard fans.

The Light 7.5/10 starts off this album on a very high note and is easily the best song in the album. It draws influences from Kansas, Yes, Genesis, and most notably : King Crimson. It is a huge epic with many different sections, but sadly, it has too many themes for its duration, making the themes feel short and unexplored. It also suffers from some incoherence. Anyways, all negatives aside , This is one beautiful song.

Go The Way You Go 7/10 has more genesis/yes influences and is more melodic than the title track. It still suffers from the same problem (incoherence) and some parts seem out of place.

The Water 6/10 is the most coherent song from the album, and flows nicely ... the problem is that the influences are so heavy that seem almost like rip-offs (bass line in the intro like roundabout, female vocalist like 'Time', etc etc). Besides, the song seems to drag. Nevertheless, The F**k You - Im sorry transition always makes my day =D

On The Edge 7/10 : This is a good track. It contains one of my favorite basslines from Spock's beard, good melodies, and nice solos.

Overall, if you don't mind the main weakness of the album, you may enjoy it a lot.

My Grade : C

Zitro | 3/5 |


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