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TESTIMONY 2

Neal Morse

 

Symphonic Prog

4.01 | 461 ratings

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Sophocles
5 stars What can you actually write about Neal Morse? I wonder if there is anyone in this site unfamiliar with his work? I wonder if a review of this album is necessary after the time that we all have spent with it? And for someone that listens a lot, A LOT, of music, it is worth mentioning that this CD had stayed all summer in the CD player of my car (...and I believe the heat ruined it...)

As for the review: Well I always loved his music. But I believe since his latest work with Transatlantic he achieved the perfect balance. And this record shows it. Incredible songwriting, one of the greatest voices in music today, monumental performances of the participants. Mike Portnoy's playing shows why he is in the elite of drummers today.I don't care under what band he plays, we all need him!

The compositions are full of warm and catchy melodies along with great symphonic complicated moments, all that you expect from NM. The song structure and length of songs is more balanced, compared to his previous works. IMHO, the 2CD edition is a must, if you need more of what he can deliver.

Simply this is one of the top 10 releases this year.

Without any comparison to his previous works and song by song rating, I lastly wish to add that 2 songs from this album are still all time favorites of my 3 year old daughter. It is the first thing that she asks when she gets in the car and she also tries to sing along (she barely speaks english!!) And for all of you that you take this the wrong way, keep in mind that although of young age, I am proud to say that she is an experienced prog rock reviewer. I don't know how this will evolve in the future but I lost count of all the prog records that she has already listened and, hopefully, enjoyed. Well she surely enjoys this one!

Sophocles | 5/5 |

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