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The Vision Pit was the third and final Landmarq album to feature Damian Wilson on lead vocals. Wilson was replaced by Tracy Hitchings for the band's next album Science Of Coincidence, and this naturally changed the nature of the Landmarq sound. But the present album, on the other hand, retained the exact same line up of Dave Wagstaffe on drums, Uwe D'Rose on guitars, Steve Gee on bass and Steve Leigh on keyboards, and plays like a continuation of the previous Infinity Parade album. In terms of quality too, The Vision Pit is very similar to Infinity Parade, which means another good album. It is not up to par with their excellent debut album, Solitary Witness, which remains my favourite Landmarq album, but it is definitely worth hearing by those who enjoyed the band's two first albums.

This album continues the band's interesting tradition of including a track named after their previous album. Just as the Infinity Parade album included a track called Solitary Witness after the name of the band's debut album, The Vision Pit includes a track called Infinity Parade. The subsequent Science Of Coincidence album would go on to include a track called The Vision Pit. Since Science Of Coincidence already includes a title track, this tradition will not continue on the band's upcoming fifth album (to be called Entertaining Angels).

These are definitely talented musicians and the material is generally strong. It will probably not take anyone by storm, but I enjoy this music and I'm sure that it would appeal to fans of bands like Arena and other bands from the darker and harder-edged side of Neo- Prog. Personally, I prefer this over the Tracy Hitchings-fronted follow up.

Recommended for anyone who already owns and likes Solitary Witness and Infinity Parade.

SouthSideoftheSky | 3/5 |


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