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5 stars At first hearing I did not not know what to think about this album... the sound was heavier than in previous ones, with less catchy arrangements or melodies or even dissonances at several moments. But it didn't last... Since I received it, this is the only CD I am listening to, looping over and over again. And it gets beter over time. So clearly not an "easy listening" but a rich and dense music that reveals itself by learning to appreciate it. Their intention was to blend the 70's classic reference with a modern prog sound, and from my point of view, they succeeded in their objective.

Comparing their previous release ("Barbares") with this one, I have the feeling that something similar to what happened to Jethro Tull between TAAB and A Passion Play happened to Nemo: the first one is a masterpiece, with brilliant melodies that convince since the first hearing with still a lot to discover over time; the second tries to go further in the way they compose music, with more complex melodies or arrangement and more risks taken in relation to what their fans can like or love. But the comparison stops here: Nemo style of music is very different than Jethro (even if from time to time there are some closer similarities). R?volu$ion is also much easier to love than A passion play. At other moments, other big names of prog rock come to mind: PINK FLOYD, GENESIS or GENTLE GIANT for the classics. PORCUPINE TREE or DREAM THEATER for the more recent ones. To conclude, not all fans of Nemo will like this evolution, but most of them should. If you are not reluctant based on the small warning I gave you in the beginning of this review, go ahead this is an excellent album, an album that deserves the best rating as other "classical" albums.

JethroTree | 5/5 |


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