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SNOW

Spock's Beard

 

Symphonic Prog

3.85 | 516 ratings

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Progdrummer05
5 stars Ah the wonderful double concept album of SNOW by the one of the pioneers of 90s prog rock SPOCK'S BEARD. This album has had so many characteristics with another popular album by Genesis called THE LAMB LIES DOWN ON BROADWAY. First off, this was both bands sixth album of which they were a double disc concept album to which the lead singer of boths bands leave after this album which worries fans all over the world. But then both band's drummers decides to step it up and take the lead vocals spot and totally change the entire sound of the band. Now i dunno if Nick D'Virigillio is willing to turn SB pop like COLLINS did in Genesis but lets hope for the best. Still i kinda wish Neal Morse didn't leave the band after this album (even though his solo albums rock my face off) because this in my opinion is Spock's Beard like you've never heard them before. Here we have about an hour and halves's worth of music like you've never heard before. not to mention that this is SB's first concept album talking about a man with supernatural powers trying to find his way in life to where he would end becoming the most happiest person in the whole world. Anyway SB really turned it up a notch by setting each song with a different style because of the mood of the story by getting really melodic with acoustic passages and awesome GENTLE GIANT inspired vocals. Plus there are also two tracks featuring Nick D'Virgillio on lead vocals in which he did an amazing job with as well. Their are also some darker passage in the story to where the band even sounds well hard rock with a mix of metal at times. HOWEVER no matter how dark or happy the songs get their is always that great signature beard sound that the quintet always bring out to make their CDs unforgetable. Either way this cd has it all great musicianship from every member, an awesome story line, and a fantastic ending as well. definitely worth of a spock's beard collection. 5 STARS!!!!!
Progdrummer05 | 5/5 |

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