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Crossover Prog

3.61 | 14 ratings

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3 stars Holy crow, it is not easy to review an album like Divinity Transmissions, Phase One: Salvation for the Dead.

This is the debut album from this US band. A band who are very visual on stage. And very visual on this album too.

The album start with a prelude and overture. Which gives associations to symph prog. Symph prog as in a pastisj which smells like Dream Theater and various other bands. They are cramming in a lot of influences in such a short space. Their fourteen minutes long epic Ghost of a Gunslinger follows and they even crams in even more influences from various bands. From country'n'western to americana, symph prog, Metallica, Dream Theater, Gentle Giant, ....... phew !! I am getting tired when the last tone sounds out and my pen is running out of ink. The same goes for the rest of the album too. This album is no easy listening.

The music is very competent delivered. The vocals is great. The band knows their instruments. The sound is excellent too.

This band is very active on the live front and they are doing visual gigs/happenings. I get the feeling this attitude has been transferred over to this album. Which is fine. I just wanted to mention this in this review.

The music is very good. This album is a challenge though and not made easier by the absence of any really great tracks here. This is a "nearly there" album. It is also available through Bandcamp as a pay what you want download. It is a worthy download for those here with an eclectic taste in music.

3.5 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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