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4 stars I'm fairly new to Pendragon's music, but have been buying up a lot of their material from the 90's material to the present day--including last year's Believe.

Not Of This World is a worthwile disc, displaying impeccable musicianship. Barrett's vocals can be a bit grating and over indulgent at times, but the music is so good that it's thrust to the forefront. If anything, the instrumentation grabs me more than the vocals or the lyrics. Especially on the "Not Of This World" section where Clive Nolan really shines, and Barrett showcases that he's a more than capable guitarist. The musicians in Pendragon strike me as being amongst the most talented in the neo progressive genre. Peter Gee's bass seems to be muffled a lot in the mix, however.

The trait I've noticed in Pendragon's music is the music reaches upward and really whirls around. That tradition is carried on with Not Of This World (although a bit downplayed on Believe). It's very well produced and might not be as consistent as Masquerade Overture, but the musicianship is top notch.

E-Dub | 4/5 |


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