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SO FAR AND SO NEAR

Eternal Wanderers

 

Neo-Prog

3.86 | 35 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
4 stars The second album by this Russian band and one that has seriously put this band on the prog rock map. This album has got a lot of tongues wagging.

This band is run by two females too. That's quite unusual too in the prog rock scene. The band's take on symphonic neo prog is not exactly just a pretty girl stuff either. This is not an easy listening album. The instrumentations is the usual bass, drums, keyboards and guitars stuff. The female vocals is good, but not overly female. The band is not exactly playing on their female members in the sound. This is something too many other bands is overplaying. But not this band. The sound is art-rock.

It is pretty obvious from the music that this is a Russian band. The music has a dense, heavy sound. The music has an undercurrent of both Russian folk music and classical music. Roll over Beethoven and tell Tchaikovsky the news, girls. A line from Chuck Berry's famous song which neatly sums up Eternal Wanderer's So Far And So Near album, really. An album steeped in classical music, but still with a contemporary feeling.

I have been listening to this album many times and I like it more and more. I am landing on a weak four stars award because of the originality of this album. Too many bands and albums sounds like Marillion clones. So Far And So Near does not. It offers some great songs with a dense Russian sound. That is a breath of fresh air from the Siberian taiga. I really hope this album wins a lot of fans.

Roll over Marillion and tell Pendragon the news.

4 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |

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