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Crossover Prog

3.46 | 113 ratings

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3 stars I used to give this one onely 4 stars, because I didn't think it was a masterpiece. But now I do.

The thing with this album, is that the power is back. For the last 3 albums, Saga returned to their symphonic sound, but they cut back on power. Since Wildest Dreams, Saga got more powerful. I don't know if it's the production, or maybe Steve Negus wasn't powerful enough anymore, but since Network, Saga rocks harder.

What you get is a mix of Heads or Tales/Worlds Apart-era progsongs with the power of Security of Illusion. Heavy riffing, great keyboard-melodies and leads. Heavy drumming and above all: great vocals.

The first and last song on the album bring back memories of Framed, Pitchman and Humble Stance. Long songs with powerful dynamics, and great soloiing.

When Marathon came out, I lost hope. But with Network (and Trust and 10.000 Days) my hope is restored. People who dismiss this album, should better stay clear of Saga as a band, because if you don't like this, you probably won't like the band at all.

Turn the volume up for this one!

Kingsnake | 3/5 |


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