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ROAD TO DARKNESS

Gandalf's Fist

 

Neo-Prog

3.79 | 80 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
3 stars Pink Floyd has a lot to answer for. That include inspiring a couple of guys up in Cumbria to get together and come up with this album. An album that starts with a Meddle - A Momentary Lapse Of Reason pastisj, female soul singers included.

Thankfully, this album takes a couple of detours away from the Pink Floyd landscape. But there is no denying that these two guys have released an album which will give Pink Floyd fans a lot of pleasure. The only detours of note is one folk rock song, which sounds like a nod in the direction of their debut album, and a couple of Marillion inspired melody lines. This album also have a pretty dark undertone which some may find scary.

I have accidently forgotten to mention that Road To Darkness is Gandalf's Fist second album in as many years. The music is based on the keyboards, guitars, bass, drums and vocals formula. There are a lot of David Gilmour like guitar solos here. Did I mention that the music here reminds me a lot about Pink Floyd ? Or did I forget.........? No, I believe I have mentioned that.......

The quality is good throughout though. The opening is best forgotten unless you happens to like the A Momentary Lapse Of Reason album. But the rest of this album is good throughout. Besides of the numerous name-that-Pink-Floyd-album party games you can have with this album, this album is also a pretty entertaining album which will appeal to a lot of people here. The lack of any great songs is a gripe I have with this album. But this band is encouraged to release more albums. They have something good going on.

Great art work, btw.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |

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