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3.57 | 55 ratings

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4 stars I think I could best describe 'the new crusade' as 'prog with muscle'. You get just under an hour of hard hitting, edgy heavy prog that seems to fall into a nice area of between neo prog and hard rock. The keyboards are quite in your face at times, but not over powering. The first song is 'the new crusade', a 14 minute epic beast of a song full of power and fanfare. 'A coming of age' seems to be the sole venture into classic neo prog rock. Influenced VERY heavily by genesis i think. 'Panic room' is the fastest and heaviest song on the album with a monster opening riff and more time changes than i can remember and finishing with a beautiful, stirring guitar solo. 'Heavens gate' and 'Scars inside' are the shorter and probably my least preferred songs on here. Then finally we are blessed with a masterpiece of modern progressive rock. 'Time to go' is simply wonderful. Very emotional to the point of me needing to turn it off the first time i heard it. A beautiful delicate piece of music that simply builds and builds into an ending to die for. Choral, majestic and VERY moving. I simply love this song. 'The New Crusade' deserves to be a massive success, but I fear it won't get the exposure that it deserves as many of our best bands don't. You owe it to yourself to at least give them a listen. I don't think you'll be disappointed. A very well deserved 4.5 out of 5
taurus | 4/5 |


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