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SALEM HILL

Salem Hill

 

Neo-Prog

2.10 | 16 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
2 stars Well, we all have to start somewhere.........

Salem Hill has become quite a great band. But I guess even they blushes when confronted with this album. And with good reason.

Released in 1992 but most of the material probably written in the 1980s, this album has this plastic fantastic sound from the 1980s. The music is commercial, oily AOR. The sound is based on synths and some guitars. That and some angelic like vocals which sounds far too sugary for it's own good. The synths is also far too sweet to be consumed by human ears. In other words, cringeworthy. There are some hints of both neo and symphonic prog. But they are well hidden among cringeworthy stuff.

The quality would also make the listener cringe. It is poor in other words. But the album is saved from the turkey yard by a few good symphonic prog melody lines. The rest is of this album is best bypassed and so is this album as a whole. London too debuted as a square surrounded by some mud huts and that is the only good thing I can say about this album, the debut album by Salem Hill.

2 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 2/5 |

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