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4 stars This was to be the last studio album by this Polish neo-prog group. It clearly withdraws a little from the rather pure neo-prog sounding predecessor album Centurie. Here the music is presented with a rougher edge. The guitarist is also much better on this album than on the previous one where his playing seemed rather uninspired to me. It is simply explained by the overall change of direction the group had taken to this album. This album can still be classified neo-prog but it is far from typical neo-prog, and so much, that it can be recommended also to listeners who don't normally like that much this sub-genre. Here is a good album to try it.

This album is not as consistent as the predecessor Centurie but I prefer this album anyway because of the slightly different direction the band had adopted. Best tracks are "Jezebel", "Noel" (my favourite) and "Moje Mantry". There are a few weak moments like "Petla Medialna" and "Medalion" that I could live without. The good moments overshadow the few weak ones.

There is also an English sung version with the same. I have heard both the Polish and English versions and I prefer the Polish sung version though the difference is not big.

Conclusion: Excellent and original neo-prog.

geezer | 4/5 |


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