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THE SEVENTH HOUSE

IQ

 

Neo-Prog

4.03 | 455 ratings

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Prog-jester
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5 stars Is it NeoProg at all?I think?that's true Prog (classical prog as Genesis played).Track 3 is definitely the best on this CD and maybe the best epic of 2000.As you know ,every epic begins very complex ,but becoming much more simple closer to the end (and The Legendary Ballad-Like Coda).IMHO,you might not agree with me."The Seventh House" is made in absolutely other way - ti is ballad-like in the beginning and very structured closer to coda.Also the whole record is greatly melodic.I've heard Dark Matter (which is greater than this one only in some aspects) first,and thought,that IQ is inable to create such masterpiece once again (I mean,before...oh my Prog,I'm dazed and confused:-) ).I was wrong."The Wrong Side..." is very unusual for NeoProg ,'coz it has Crimso-like melodic parts (IMHO) and sounds too fresh comparing with other Neobands,which still try to create new SCRIPT FOR A JESTER'S TEAR."Guiding Light",a classical SymfProg epic (a song/an instr/a conclusion) is next big thing in nowadays Prog.I see this CD is a statement to those who consider NeoProg not to be Prog at all.I'd like to add,that tracks 4 & 5 is a great experiment for IQ,but they sound astonishing."Erosion" is a marvellous song,excellent Prog-song,it can be a single - if IQ wanted to play in "show-business".I highly recommend this record for those,who still think that Neo isn't Prog at all.Make sure that's wrong
Prog-jester | 5/5 |

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