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Steve Hegede
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5 stars NEUSCHWANSTEIN were a 70s German symphonic progressive rock band that released one album back in 1979. "Battlement" is a rather well-known album among prog fans due to its striking similarities with early GENESIS. Singer Frederic Joos is an absolute dead-ringer for Peter GABRIEL. In fact, most of the CD sounds like music GENESIS could have released between 1975-1980 if Peter GABRIEL and Steve HACKETT had stayed in the band. Compared to early GENESIS, NEUSCHWANSTEIN's instrumentation and recording capabilities were considerably higher, yet this German band got rather close to writing music that was equally as good as those early GENESIS classics. Even their lyric writing skills were okay (although I have to mention that some people don't care for them). The only flaw that I can point out is that once in a while certain melodies, riffs, and rhythms remind you of certain sections in classic GENESIS songs. Nothing is too blantant, but most GENESIS fans will hear the similarities. In all, ENGLAND's "Garden Shed" is still considerably better than "Battlement", yet "Battlement" will easily impress fans of GENESIS-sounding prog groups from the 70s.
Steve Hegede | 5/5 |


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