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3 stars Rush's "Hold Your Fire" is not my favourite Rush album but I still consider this as a good oneto have. "Time Stand Still" lyrics convey a message that is very meaningful even though musically is not something stand out with respect to my taste. Eeach track on the album has become interesting if it's repeated many spins. As usual, Neil Peart's lyrics are rich and full of meaning.

Hold Your Fire is not as powerful as "Moving Pictures" was, of course. Keyboards are still a strong element in Rush's music as it started being heavier since "Signals". Electronic drums have become obvious of Peart's arsenal, no more so than in the explosive opening notes of the above mentioned "Force Ten," which kicks off the album. Thing that the group does not want to compromise is the arrangements by which they still don't want to write simple ones. Each song is still distinctive from one to another so you don't get bored with the flow. The band has progressed in its true meaning by which they keep pushing their limits more and more beyond their boundary and did not want to live in the past with their glory hits.

Overall it's a good album even though you have to work hard forgetting their past and tune your mind into this new music direction of Rush. The sonic quality is excellent with Peter Collins and Rush as the producers. Keep on proggin' ..!

Gatot | 3/5 |


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