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Neal Morse


Symphonic Prog

4.20 | 645 ratings

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King of Loss
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4 stars This is Neal Morse's third solo album since he left some of my favorite mates in TransAtlantic and Spock's Beard. This album was brought into my attention when Jody (TheProgtologist) offered to send it to me. After "The disaster" that One was to me, ? came in as a lightning bolt. "?" so far is one of my favorite epics and albums of this year and maybe of all time. Why, though?

This album is a gem. "?" is not 12 songs but an entire 54 minute Progressive Rock epic masterpiece! It explores through Christian themes of course, but also has the amazing TransAtlantic vibe that I love so much. Throughout the album, I am reminded again and again about his amazing epics that he worked with TransAtlantic, especially "Suite Charlotte Pike" since of the name of the first and last sections. Amazingly emotional ride through Neal Morse's new vision and the plus side is that its not very preachy. For those that are not Christian or very religious can find this album very listenable. The emotional singing and great solos by Roine Stolt, Steve Morse and Steve Hackett, combined with MIke Portnoy's usual great cymbal work combined with Neal Morse's brilliant songwriting and we get this "?", an emotional epic of an album that is far more superior than "Testimony" or "One"

This is not your average Progressive Rock album, but it is a very brilliant album. Essential for any Spock's Beard, Dream Theater and TransAtlantic fans, but also recommended for anyone who is interested in a great listen. 4.5 stars

King of Loss | 4/5 |


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