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Crossover Prog

3.31 | 56 ratings

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Marty McFly
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4 stars Debut album and instantly jumping into ecological concept album ? Well, that's strange. Fortunately, I am not annoyed by it, I basically agree with the lyrics (slaughtering of seals is even more terrible), my only problem would be religious lyrics (especially strong ones, wink on Ajalon). Here, it doesn't matter. But as attention seeking they are, they fades & wears out quickly.

Pink Floyd influence is clear here, but as much as I don't like (hate would be too strong word) Division Bell, I like this album. For me, Crying of the Whales is more enjoyable than DB. Strong atmosphere in every track here, plenty of melody hooks scattered around the album, decent musicianship. CotW is not the best album, but as for combination of Prog (even if it sometimes sounds like "you heard that before") and more mainstream music (a lot of "jamming", choruses), its length, message and the whole feeling I get when listening it, this all forces me to break the line and give

5(-), fine example of Crossover Prog.

Marty McFly | 4/5 |


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