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NINE PATHS

Knight Area

 

Neo-Prog

3.68 | 66 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
3 stars The fourth studio album from these Dutch neo-proggers.

And Neo-Prog this is. That is; of the more commercial, songs orientated kind. There is no big ELP like excesses here. No epics or symphonies. This despite of two long songs which clocks in at around ten minutes each. There are also a female lead vocals here in the Magenta like Please Come Home. The vocals is by Delain's vocalist Charlotte Wessels. This is a very good song which adds a lot of spice to this album. But the main vocals on the rest of the album is done by Mark Smit. He is a great vocalist and the same goes for the other musicians. Great musicians, all of them.

The quality of the material here is good throughout. I am failing to drum up any enthusiasm for an album which is so standard neo-prog that it almost becomes generic. Neo prog with some heavy guitars inbetween the keyboard runs. This is not bad by any standards. But neither does it enthuse me in any kind or form. This is an album the neo-prog enthusiasts will love and the rest of us will like.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |

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