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ECHOES FROM THE EDGE OF THE MILLENNIUM: 1987-1999

Magus (The Winter Tree)

 

Neo-Prog

3.31 | 9 ratings

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progrules
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3 stars Earlier reviewers already mentioned Porcupine Tree as resembling bands to Magus. I agree but I would like to add space band Between Interval and state that Magus is actually a blend of these two. But all in all Magus is pretty hard to define because if you compare opening track Traveller for instance to the ballad She's the Lady it's a 100% difference in style and atmosphere.

But mostly it's spacy prog that Magus is performing throughout the album and even though the high level of Porcupine Tree isn't really reached most of the time I think one can safely call this a very good effort. Highlight is The Earth Sharp Edge in my opinion and I wish the band played this style all along on this release. This song reminds me of MK II, another pretty obscure neoband. Also Polish Xenn has things in common with Magus. If you happen to know these bands or if you are PT fan and want to check out some bands that are alike I can recommend Magus to you. Itīs on average (like I said, there are different styles on `Echoes..' ) a very good album, close to 3,5 stars but I will round down because itīs neither excellent nor essential.

progrules | 3/5 |

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