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FLY BY NIGHT

Rush

 

Heavy Prog

3.32 | 843 ratings

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voliveira
4 stars 7/10

Hmm .. this album was not an experience as unique as the later works of Rush, but gives a good indication of what the trio will make these next. Also has a classic of them (By-Tor and Snow-Dog) and introduces us to the legend Neil Peart on drums.

The sound is generally a good mix of hard rock with prog. The most notable influence is definitely Led Zeppelin, in the course of acute Geddy Lee (ok, I'm not a big fan of them), but Rush knows how to harness it to their advantage. And Peart's arrival only intensifies the qualities of the band: in addition to being a monster battery baggage he brings with him an incredible lyric writing letters with a strong emphasis on fantasy (which would further explore in the following albums), which is seen in the acoustic Rivendell and epic By-Tor and the Snow Dog.

About the latter, is clearly the peak of the album. Before Rush writing epics with more than 10 minutes they took this song 8 minutes and divided into 4 sections. She now opens with strong vocals, but for the most part is instrumental. And God, that instrumental! Alex Lifeson gets down exploring numerous guitar effects, and its agreement with Lee and Peart is perfect! The other songs the album may even be good, but they are all in this epic ofuscdas wonderful!

It is this song that raises the morale of Fly By Night. The album itself is not very worthy of attention, not matching the material of the later ages of Rush, but it shows us the prototype of the sound that will secure the band as one of the giants of prog-rock.

voliveira | 4/5 |

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