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PARADISE OUT OF TIME

Poor Genetic Material

 

Crossover Prog

3.07 | 8 ratings

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Tarcisio Moura
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3 stars I was supposed to get their latest release, Island Noises, which was much praised by a friend of mine of the ProgBrasil forum page. According to him it is a double concept album of sorts. But Paradise Out Of Time,. released an year before, was the only one I could get a hold of, so I took my chances with it. So I was surprised of how much melodic and conventional this album showed it to be when I heard it. Not much symphonic prog here, in fact. Mostly song oriented prog rock. And - in that vein - they are quite good.

Poor Genetic Material has quite a consistent discography (8 albums so far) and I dont know it this one really represents their best stuff. However, I found the music inside to be pleasant, although nothing here stands out that much. Nice melodies and an excellent singer (Phil Griffiths , also Alias Eye) are their strong points. The instrumental part of the CD is also very good, although a bit subdue. Production is not that great either. Guest member Oliver Berger (violin) gives a slightly folky color to several tracks. Highlights are the longest songs, Out Of time and the closer My Other Life. Both are over 7 minutes and more energetic and original than the others. Both are also good examples of how far they can go if they persue that direction

After repeated spins Im more intrigued than actually pleased with this album. It certainly shows a band with lots of potential, but still not quite there. maybe with a more dynamic production things could be much improved. Im looking forward to hear more of their works, specially Island Noises.

Rating: something between 2.5 and 3 stars.

Tarcisio Moura | 3/5 |

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