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3.20 | 54 ratings

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The Prognaut
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4 stars A middle 90's point of departure album. Sometimes compared to Steve HOGARTH's MARILLION and clearly influenced by some other neo progressive bands such as ARENA and IQ, "Through The Looking Glass" broke through the progressive scene beautyfully with its awesome mixture of the old prog school and the ravenous and unpredictable mood swings. Breathtaking! SHADOWLAND also speaks up for the unrecognized Dutch bands, proving they can rock alright in spite of the incessant attacks "neo prog" has received. The album itself is pure and modest, much of the instrumentation displayed in here follows a plain line that doesn't lack of distinction. Clive NOLAN plays his trademark keyboards superbly all along the "Through the Looking Glass" experience. "When the World Turns to White" and the self-titled song deserve special attention, the most remarkable suites out of the nine tracked production. There's no possible way you can go wrong with SHADOWLAND, but for starters either with "neo prog" or the band itself, you can refer to previous releases such as debut album "Ring of Roses" and "Dreams of the Ferryman" for a complete interpretation.
The Prognaut | 4/5 |


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