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MUSIC FOR SHARKS

Red Sand

 

Neo-Prog

3.26 | 50 ratings

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Aragon
4 stars In despite of other reviews, i found this album very enjoable, and reach of good ideas. In some comments i read that they looks a Marillion clone, but i think just their first 2 album had many moments ripped off by Marillion sound and amosphere. Here you can find an evolute and refined sound, with influencies by Floyd for the guitar style of Simon Caron and Beatles for the melodies, with a slight simphonic touch here and there. The new vocalist Mathieu Lessand, is really good and does an excellent work here, and this time doen't try to imit Fish or Gabriel.

All the instruments here makes a good work, especially the bassist player, that performs some execellent solos in some mellow compositions. In this album Caron play even the keyboards, but in my opinion the band need a keyboardist because the compositions is often based on the guitar pattern. The better tracks of the album is the epic and terrific Shark Man, here there are some good vintage moments(mellotron and 2 acustic guitars) alternating with a more eletronic and modern approach.

The song start in a very dramatic/dark and aggresive mood, almost metal, with a keyboard riff that remember some horror movie by italian band Goblin, but after the 3 minutes begin a symphonic piano with a fretless bass, and here the vocalist reach his greatest expression, becoming very theatrical, but this pleasant moment change soon and start an intricate solo of guitar before and keyboards later over an uptempo rythm, for slow down after other 3 minutes; here an acustic passage end the composition with mellotron in background, over a minimoog solo that open the entrance of a awesome guitar solo that fade away the song. 4 Star

Aragon | 4/5 |

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