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TESTIMONY 2

Neal Morse

 

Symphonic Prog

3.96 | 479 ratings

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AlexDOM
5 stars Testimony 2 further digs into the story Neal expressed in the first part. Everything about this album is wonderful. The musicianship is incredible as usual. Mike's drumming is sweet as usual. One thing that really stands out is Randy George's bass playing, it's awesome (Overture 4- WOW!!!) Testimony 2 is more up beat and proggy than the first Testimony. There are many familiar melodies and riffs brought back from the first part. I think I even heard a Spock's riff early on in this album. It sounded like it was from the Light Album..This is a review after just one listen. So as I listen more and digest, there will be much more to explain. This is a complete masterpiece! Also enjoyed the Jayda song, very toucing daughter story. I do not want to spoil that song, but man God works wonders which Neal passionately gives God the credit. Thanks Morse!!! 5 out 5. Cannot wait till May 19 to see him, two weeks from today.

Added since yesterday and more listens: The water is the song I believe (funny that was the most controversial Spock song) Yeah the Beard are in the wonderful Time changer song with an awesome vocal part. Love that song!!! Neal has some very incredible synth (man I love the synth is this album), and there are more numerous than usual great guitar solos (the usual Morse goodness). There seems like there are several nods to other bands (truth will set you free- DT's repentence). With each listen it grows on me. I don't know but now I feel like this one, if not Neal's strongest and best efforts. But man his discography are all masterpieces (Lifeline not so much but still was good). Neal is one of best representatives of the prog world today, and I'm so happy God is being honored by it. Being a Christian myself Neal is the best thing that has ever happened to the Christian music industry and beyond in the prog world. I cannot stress this enough, get this album, Neal Morse is a genuis (not to mention Mike Portnoy, Randy George, and others add to further this art). Thanks so much Neal Morse!!!

And after even more listens I am convinced the this is Neal's best effort. Neal Morse never ceases to amaze. This album is simply stunning from beginning to end.

Be sure to check out the bonus disc. The epic "Seeds of Gold" is arguably one of Neal's best epics. It is quite a wonderful track, Steve Morse is featured on it with a crazy guitar solo. Great stuff

AlexDOM | 5/5 |

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