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3.36 | 19 ratings

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3 stars I found this CD in the used section of my favourite shop, I gave it a quick listen and then I bought it for a few euros. The first impression I had was confirmed yesterday, when I listened twice the CD: EZRA wants to sound, play and BE like RUSH... Sorry for them, they're not RUSH, and this music is what RUSH would have come up with during the "Hold Your Fire > Roll the Bones" era if they just randomly wrote down notes in a pentagram. Look, who else would have put the name "Cyril" in a song title, if not RUSH? (Actually, they did that with "Jacob", but WTF?)

Mind, this is not a bad record, it just lacks the personality and the class of the masters; anyway, the playing is at least competent, and the music has its moments, in particular the tracks from 3 to 6; on the other hand, "Raingods" has a good development but, right when a nice keyboard passage seems to take the song to another level and turn it into an epic, it ends...

While not a masterpiece, this record is not half as bad as much worse rubbish that is praised on this site... If you find it used or at low price, get it,


tortellino | 3/5 |


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