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2112

Rush

 

Heavy Prog

4.09 | 1508 ratings

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Zitro
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3 stars This is the beginning of Good Rush. An album containing their best of their side-length songs they have made, followed by average pop/rock tunes that unfortunately bring the album down in quality (at least for me)

2112 : I assume this story about a person developing the power of musical expression under a repressive society is supposed to be on the future (hence the title 2112). It is a great cencept epic full of musical movements like if it was a classical music composition. The moods range from acoustic ballads to powerful and overblown electric guitar driven moments. The best moments are in the first 6 minutes, with its amazing guitar riffing and the 'Temple of Sphinx!" which has a great vocal hook. The rest of the music is very consistent and wel done for Rush (they usually do not succeed when making epics) This is probably the only prog rock epic I know that doesn't have keyboards in it. (8/10)

The rest is not very memorable. They are just several short pieces with little to no progressive elements, and mediocre songwriting/melodies. (4.5/10)

My Grade : C

Zitro | 3/5 |

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