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PENNIES IN THE KARMA JAR

Salem Hill

 

Neo-Prog

3.57 | 40 ratings

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nandprogger
4 stars Salem Hill after a long time after the fantastic "MMM" hard returns nearly complete, but without losing the level. More inspired by the classic rock / hard rock. Try to make an album more accessible to the public while the public to please prog. "Carry Me" is a beautiful song even though wanting to be a pop pop is distinguished by a perfect vocals and beautiful guitar solo "My gift to you" might not have heard a song so different is accustomed to hear in the middle prog. The melodic line very unusual in that it is interesting to follow the verses, as he embarks on a blues-rock and surrounding organs. The best is to end, although a few platitudes rescued from previous albums the music is heading towards its end with complex lines and battery involving a guitar melody and flows at its end back to the beginning. Without forget the role of striking down as to compose this masterpiece "Fine" is between a ballad and a psychedelic composition, causing an interesting effect, leaving the mark for his melodic vocals. "Stormclouds in Wonderlane" hardrock for ardent fans, perhaps may be due to demanding fans of the style. Here we return to the commercial part of the album. "This Lump" remarkable mainly for its melody for the chorus, but it seems a hymn. Remarkable guitar and piano solos added with a soft sound of mellotron in the background. "Why Did You Make Me?" Recalls the sound of the band's first guitar with fIffs similar, here again the vocals give "face" of music. "The honor of fearlessness" is perhaps the weakest point of the album, here we come to think too much slower songs, which can cause an excess of "feeling" in an album. "The Day is Yours" the most anticipated album, because it is an epic, symphonic and tied to the side and with a language very well can not please some, at times it seems that the size forašar even want it; is good, but not enough to be something worth mentioning. Salem Hill seeks a middle ground between a sound and a prog music more accessible and get two. 3,8
nandprogger | 4/5 |

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