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5 stars MARILLION at it's best or When Neo Prog is Yummy

I don't know if the first half of the last statement is quite true. Mainly because I've avoided Neo Prog after IQ broke my heart. Finally, after some time, I wanted to review a Neo Prog and know that the genre is not just some pop/soft rock with some prog elements.

This album gave me what I wanted. I laugh inside now because Pseudo Silk Kimono made every nerve in my body scream: "Shut that off!!!". Today I enjoy every second of it and grown fond of Fish's unique voice.

Carefully flowing into Kayleigh. A nice soft prog song, very catchy and with a strong chorus. It's almost inevitable to start singing "Kayliegh, is it late to say I'm sorry..." after a few listens. It caught my ear that Trewavas plays a loud bass, piqued my curiosity, just a comment. Rothery is not half bad in the solo. A Pleaseant and good song.

Lavender... a mushy song? Perhaps, yet it's catchy enough to listen. Short and simple.

Bitter Suite. Drummer = not bad! After some words and fishi singing about her the band goes for a sweet prog passage. I smell some Lavander in movements of the Suite witha stong bass line, Trewavas plays a fundamental part in the cohesion of the song, especially in Movement 4: Misplaced Rendevous. To resume: The first long length will satisfy most people. It doesn't lack proggy parts, yet it could be more agressive and/or technical.

Hearts of Lothian! Extremely catchy. Forget I said that, Extremely Irresistible! This song has everything. Cohesive keyboards and drums, Catchy guitar riffs and strong bass playing. Not to mention Fish's dramatic voice.

A harsh song, Waterhole is... Lyrically is very agressive, and so it is musically. Tribalesque drumming and weird keyboard put a nice ring in it plus the godd mood break to segue into Lords of the Backstage suprised me.

Marillion at full speed! Lords of the Backstage is yet another catchy short song to segue for Blind Curve.

The Second Highlight. I feel that this is THE song that manages and manipulates the keyboards to their full extent in this album. Sad and Melancholic. Rothery plays gravely, fusing those feelings... Not stoping there, with energetic playing comes the resurrection. Remembering "Hearts of Lothian".

Childhoods End... A sweet song. it has a special place in me. Trewavas! finally! His playing is superb here. Keyboards also make an important part for the song.

The Finale. The White Feather. The song doesn't let Chilhoods End adrenaline go away and carries on even on the fade out...

To Resume: - Neo Prog is Yummy. - Fish has a great voice - Rothery, Trewavas, Mosley and Kelly play their parts admirably. - Has enough force for hard core proggers - Has enough calmness for listneres that want accesible prog. - 5 stars!

RavenDarkmoon | 5/5 |


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