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4.16 | 605 ratings

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4 stars Drowning in a sea of synth...

The centrepiece in a trilogy of releases including the Contagious and Contagium EPs.

The Good: Whilst I am a fan of the genre, I find neo-prog in general to be a bit hit and miss. To me it sometime sounds like prog with one hand tied behind its back, and can lack creativity. Thankfully Contagion is much stronger than Arena's previous releases and holds my attention throughout. Standout tracks include; Skin Game, Riding the Tide, This Way Madness Lies and Cutting the Cards.

The Bad: It all sounds exactly the same.

The Verdict: An excellent addition to any neo-prog collection.

Starhammer | 4/5 |


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