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3.52 | 82 ratings

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4 stars If you are a fan of the band UK, you will LOVE this album. Some say they sound like YES, or KANSAS, but if you happen to have an album or two by UK, you'll hear the influences. Robertson's keyboards are definately of the Emerson school. His flourishes though sound like Jobson's, especialy on the song "The Prophecy", they're quick and have almost a Neo sound, but trust me they are NOT a Neo band. Bret Douglas's vocals almost mimic Wetton's; not copying mind you, but the melodies of UK vocally are similar, (check out the first track, "Underground" and not come away thinking UK). Harmonally, they are awesome! There are also some instrumental tracks. Of note is the last track, "The Fuse" a 9 minute bombastic, fast-paced ditty that ends the album on a high note. So, if you are a fan of UK and want to hear a rare band that uses them as a template for symphonic prog with a very, very slight touch of Neo, you couldn't do wrong with this album. BTW, I would love to know if they're still around since this is the last disc recorded. It would be a shame if they are not around anymore. They could honestly be at the top of the heap in the USA for this style, giving Glass Hammer a run for their money. :-)
NJprogfan | 4/5 |


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