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PLAYGROUNDS

Cross

 

Crossover Prog

3.57 | 23 ratings

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Prog_Traveller
4 stars I just listened to this disc last night. It's a pretty solid modern progressive rock cd. Some parts are maybe a little bit drawn out or boring but when you expand the music like prog does sometimes that happens. The good parts on here are really good which more than make up for some of the material that might be less than super exciting. The thing that I like about this cd is how it takes the general sound of the 70's as a starting point then builds on that influence by adding a very modern take on it with very good production and sound quality. The keyboards are at times very pleasant and often have a little bit of a symphonic quality to them but this is not over the top symphonic prog bombast but instead a slightly more casual approach. I suppose this could be considered symphonic progressive for lack of a better term(how about just prog?)but the guitar seems to be on equal ground with the keyboards instead of taking a back seat to them which is often the case with much symphonic progressive rock. The guitars also have a heavy edge at times but this is not prog metal. At any rate a very good disc. Over all I give this about a 3.75 which I'll round out to a 4 for rating purposes.
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