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Symphonic Prog

4.66 | 4104 ratings

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5 stars "Close to the edge" is the green to the grey of "Relayer". They are, simply put, perfect. I am more partial to "Relayer" but either of this two masterpieces stand at the pinnacle of Progressive Rock. I lost count of how many times i have listened to both...and i always marvel and get transported to other worlds filled with grace, emotion and beauty. They are part of me now. The title track is the paradigm of an epic. Everything, despite itīs many changes and the way it was produced, flows cohesively. It feels indeed as a single piece and not a disjoint collection of shorter songs like many so-called epics. "And you and i" is timeless beauty, hope, tranquility...a journey through fields evergreen. "Siberian Khatru" is more demanding and rhythmic but equally astonishing...the perfect ending to a perfect album. I never fail to have a smile on my face throughout this "wondrous" journey.
ScarRitual | 5/5 |


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