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3.19 | 52 ratings

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4 stars Neo prog band Deyss formed in early '80's is the swiss answer to Marillion and IQ in musical terms. Influenced by such bands they release in the mid to late '80's two albums, first in 1985 and second and their best two years later in 1987 named Visions in the dark. Well, to me this release is a pleasent one from start to finish, I have nothing to complain, maybe some variety in the arrangements were better to be, otherwise the album is played in good neo prog tradition. The new voice of Jester is better then on previous album, the music has improved aswell and here are some excellent passages that almost every neo prog fan can appreciate. Take yourself back, The Crazy Life Of Mister Tale and Fifteenth Century Fox are worthy examples of great neo prog with lush keyboards and good guitar work. The ending track , Visons in the dark , the longest tune of the album clocking around 18 min divided in small little pieces is another good one from the band where all musicians tries and I think succeded to come with some intresting passages. All in all I don't know why is so bad treated this release, to me is a good towards great neo prog, ok is not original but has some really good moments. Fans of Marillion, IQ, Abel Ganz , danish Zaragon can take some spins, I think worth the time. The album was re released on CD by Musea in 1995. Excellent gatefold cover.3.5 stars rounded up to 4, and aswell one of my fav albums ever not only from neo prog zone.
b_olariu | 4/5 |


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