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3.59 | 434 ratings

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4 stars I was amused to see how strongly this album divides opinions. Does it really sound that different from their other albums as some disappointed reviewers seem to think? Maybe it's not the most typical PENDRAGON album, but to me it's only for the better! There's maybe less of that "rollercoaster ride" type of Neo, and some faint folk influences instead. Also there's more of acoustic guitar than on many other albums. But it's still pure PENDRAGON to my ears, and I like it being quite mellow, not hard rocking. On some tracks Nick Barrett rather speaks softly than sings, and I like those moments. On earlier albums his vocals sound nearly ridiculously boyish, here he sounds more mature.

I haven't yet listened to it several times (and therefor I can't give more detailed review), but my first impressions were very positive - and usually I trust the first impression. Some say this is a grower and I believe that. This music touched me emotionally, especially the lengthy closer 'The Edge Of The World'. That's the most important thing any music can do. Believe! 4 stars.

Matti | 4/5 |


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