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Spock's Beard


Symphonic Prog

3.86 | 698 ratings

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5 stars The final double-album with Neal Morse as a member of Spock's Beard is an effort that should more than please fans.

Snow is the final album of Spock's Beard featuring Neal Morse as a member of the band. Morse's career turned to his solo project and for awhile, to the joint project with The Flower King's Mastermind Roine Stolt, Transatlantic. Snow was a great effort for Morse.

The first disc of Snow introduces us to the albino character Snow who moves to New York City. The songs are just as strong individually as they are togethor. Tracks like Solitary Soul and the duo of Open Wide the Flood gates are works to be hold.

Morse's voice makes another quality appearance. The vocal range of Morse is a limited one, but the variation he uses makes him an interesting and addictive listen throughout the album.

The gentle melodies traded between keyboardist Ryo Okumoto and guitarist Allan Morse are the musical focal point of the album. Tasteful bass playing by Dave Meros in addition to detailed rythym work by Nick d' Virgilio rounds out the rythym section.

The album is a very easy listen for a double album. The melodies never stop coming, and the band has the ability to throw many moods and styles at the listener ranging from the straight ahead rock tones of Welcome to NYC and Devil's Got My Throat to the Prog Rock masterpiece of Made Alive Again keep the listener interested.

AtLossForWords | 5/5 |


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