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Crossover Prog

3.28 | 41 ratings

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M. B. Zapelini
1 stars Hughes Chantraine is right. "Mountains" was a posthumous album, released shortly after Mick Bradley's death by leukemia. In fact "Speech" is a very poor album, with lenghty although disjointed tracks (sometimes it seems that they recorded independent pieces of music, then gathered all together to see what they get). Although the musicians are good (Martin Pugh really shines on guitar - but his best work would be at Armageddon, with Cennamo, Keith Relf and Bobby Caldwell), the compositions are rather uninspired (Kieran White, who wrote most of the songs at their earlier albums, left the band months before this recording). Steamhammer fans will need this album to complete their collections; casual fans should check any of their albums ("Reflections", "II" or "Mountains"), which all are very good. Garth Watt-Roy, from Fuzzy Duck and The Greatest Show on Earth was the lead singer, but he only guested with the band.
M. B. Zapelini | 1/5 |


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