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4 stars This is an album in which the band is searching for their sound. As a result, it is varied. Steve Hackett is not here, yet the guitarist does a fair job. Same for the drumming. The sound quality is not very good, and those looking for a masterpiece, look elsewhere. Genesis fans, do not hesitate to buy this though.

Looking For Someone : This song has a similar style of "Musical Box" and it is an excellent prog rock track in which the members (especially Tony Banks) shine. From the Gabriel vocal introduction to the instrumental sections. This song never disappoints. 8.5/10

White Mountain : The excellent acoustic song with nice keyboard work. The chorus contains gorgeous singing and a driving rhythm. 7.5/10

Vision of Angels : Another strong song from the band, with excellent organ work. Tony Banks may not be as fast as Emerson or Wakeman, but he excels in creating beautiful organ passages and atmospheres. Peter Gabriel is as strong as always. 7.5/10

Stagnation : A song that in my opinion lacks a bit of direction, yet is impressive overall. This is mellower than the rest of the album. It feels a bit long for me, yet it is not boring. 6.5/10

Dusk : The simpliest song from the album. It is a mellow melodic, and atmospheric tune in which Gabriel plays some nice flute. 6.5/10

The Knife : This highlight of the album. This is Genesis' hardest rocking song they have ever done. After the hard rock in its first 3 minutes (that has its legendary chorus of "Some of you are going to die. Martyrs of course to the freedom that I shall provide!!") there is an instrumental break that takes many listens to get into. Later, it gets rocking again with a long electric guitar solo. Another section comes after that, and the song ends. 9.5/10

In conclusion, this is a very strong effort by Genesis, but their next 4 albums have higher quality. Get this one after you listened to their masterpieces.

My Grade : B-

Zitro | 4/5 |


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