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3.28 | 859 ratings

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2 stars Nice but nothing more...

Hold Your Fire was the penultimate album to be released in the 80's by Rush and marks a gradual slow down of their so called 'synthesiser era'. It's slightly more experimental than its predecessor, with oriental influences noticeable on the track Tai Shan, and the first (and only) use of female vocals by Rush on Time Stands Still.

Overall its a rather pleasant experience, and one which has earned its fair share of plays. I just don't think there is enough substance here to consider it a good addition to a prog rock collection. None of the tracks are particularly bad, especially when compared to Presto, but the only ones I really look forward to hearing are Force Ten and High Water.

The Verdict: Not their best, but certainly not their worst.

Starhammer | 2/5 |


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