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3.43 | 132 ratings

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1 stars Before I post this review, I have been thinking so long. My opinion remains unchanged. Sorry .. I have to express what I feel. I don't intend to demean the efforts that the band have made. I put myself as prog lover. Put it in a business sense, I am the "customer" of prog bands. And .. this is my review ... honest ...

I purchased this CD last year for two reasons: 1. a lot of my prog friends talked about this band as new prog band , 2. There is a label at CD case that says "Um dos melhores albums do progressivo estilo Pink Floyd". I don't know what it means, really. It may read .. don't buy this album.. it's PINK FLOYD rip-off! Indeed, it is. Well, actually I never complain on any band that plays in the vein of prog pioneers such as Genesis, King Crimson, Gentle Giant, Yes or Pink Floyd. Got no problem at all with DARIUS, NIGHT WATCH, CITIZEN CAIN, PARALLEL or 90 DEG. But this band, I mean this album, is too much in cloning Pink Floyd or Porcupine Tree. I can smell it right at the first track. Even worse, on track 6 "In your Dreams" it's DEFINITELY PINK FLOYD "Sorrow" from A Momentary Lapse of Reason. It's exactly forced to be the same! The result is even worse than the original. This band lacks originality in composing its music. They are not really "in the vein of PINK FLOYD" but really "100% clone of PINK FLOYD music". I regret having this CD. Beside its cloning to PF, let me tell you other reasons.

First, musicianship is mediocre. No such thing as stunning guitar or keyboard. Melody is OK but it's not accompanied with sufficient skills in playing the instruments. Vocal is terrible. The music seems empty. It sounds like pop music. Second, production is so weak. The band should hire Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree in creating sound effects. They intend to produce some effects as PINK FLOYD or PORCUPINE TREE have always produced in their albums. The sonic quality of this CD is poor. The band should learn from Porcupine Tree.

I do not recommend you to purchase the CD. It's better you borrow from friend. If it fits you, you may buy it. This album is far from being good. I don't understand why my prog friends in my home country recommend me this band. Uuggg hhh .....!!!

Gatot | 1/5 |


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