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Spock's Beard


Symphonic Prog

3.85 | 610 ratings

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4 stars Gah well this album was interesting when i first listened to it. Anyway I got BEWARE OF DARKNESS and KINDNESS OF STRANGERS and love them both but i was wondering the how THE LIGHT would sound. i was afraid it was gonna be dissappointing since ryo wasn't a member of the band, alot of neal morse's vocals are just weird and horrible (especially the FU section of THE WATER). however though i knew it was their debut album so i knew it wasn't gonna blow me away so i decided to give a try. and when i got their were parts where i was completely wrong about this album. First off i love the music the music is awesome with great guitar riffs, aweomse bass, FANTASTIC DRUMS, and of course neal morse supplying the beast within him of playing all those keyboards. Anyway alot of the music is very diverse i mean their were parts like GO THE WAY YOU GO were it almost sounded like country but it was actually really catchy and not bad. BUT my favorite parts of the album is those awesome jazz breaks especially from the piano/keyboards sound that neal morse brings to let us know that hey even though its our first album were still gonna rock your face off. plus i love the fact of how funky ON THE EDGE is and man that keyboard solo is so slamming. Plus the epics you gotta give credit first epics by the beard and well they aren't my favorite but i do like them i just wish neal morse's life was going better back then so he didn't have to put that annoying FU section in THE WATER cause i would love that song if that part wasn't in it. Anyway definitely a 4 and a half on music but gah i just don't think the lyrics are all that great kinda silly at times i mean whatha heck is neal doing singing about a catfish man on THE LIGHT lol well i'm sure it has some meaning. but definitely this CD is worth a buy if your interested in what the SPock's Beard sound originally was in 95.
Progdrummer05 | 4/5 |


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