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Transatlantic - Bridge Across Forever CD (album) cover




Symphonic Prog

4.16 | 789 ratings

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2 stars Supergroups... The ultimate line-up. The dream team. Transantlantic is to music what Fantastic Four is to comic books: a cool idea but not as good as the rumor says. Good, but strangely not formidable. With a crazy team like that, what could go wrong?

You know, when Portnoy's was in Liquid Tension, it was okay to hear those guys pulverizing amplifiers. But not because he's drumming here means that you have an automatical success. Same when Stolt or Morse joins side projects. It pleases the hardcore fan, but the new guys or the occasionnal listener won't see as much what's going on. Because this record, IMHO, is no way the beating what the Flower Kings did best (Space Revolver), or Spock's Beard best record (Kindness of Strangers) etc...

2 songs out of 4 are extremely long, and sometimes incoherent. You get lost in a big jambalaya of "talent". I don't know what's so good about this. I really can't see anything else than 4 friends jamming and having a good time if I judge by the intro of Suite Charlotte Pike. A nice and happy influence of the Beatles is present on Suite Charlotte Pike. This song and some meaner parts Stranger in your soul is keeping me from giving it 2 stars.

Basically this record is pumping a lot of patience from me. Songs aren't that well written and the a lot of good melody segments are too brief. It's not because you have a killer line- up that the whole thing will be better than the ignitial projects they've been in. Look at the movie industry. Troy, Alexander, The Hulk, Triple X. Ooh yeah talk about talent! Pheew, those stank big time.

Overrated, pompous and doesn't go anywhere near their outside reputation.

Menswear | 2/5 |


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