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Spock's Beard

 

Symphonic Prog

4.14 | 813 ratings

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Raymon7174
5 stars This is simply a stunning album. This album was suggested to me as "heavy duty prog" when I first started visiting the forums on this site and I couldn't have been more pleased about purchasing it about four months ago. Heavy duty prog is right. Also,very accessible and essential. I introduced this album to my eleven year old son and to a co-worker. They both loved it on the first spin just as I did. My son is more into hard classic rock and some modern metal, but tolerates listening to my prog on car trips and he loved this one. It gets even better with familiarity as expected. So beautiful, intense, mellow, heavy, diverse, intricately interwoven and masterfully presented. This album has everything.

The opening epic track At The End Of The Day (about 17 minutes) is my favorite. Great instrumental input from all members of the band, vocal harmonies are quite good and the lyrics are thoughtful and emotional. The other epic track running about 27 minutes is also fantastic. I like the shorter tracks as well, particularly the alternating mellow to heavy Revelation and the beautiful, mellow and melancholy Goodbye To Yesterday. There are no throw aways on this album, Thoughts is very striking in its diverse presentation of musical components, including vocals, and All On A Sunday is an excellent ballad. Overall, heavy duty, essential prog worth every bit of a 5-star masterpiece rating!

Raymon7174 | 5/5 |

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