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MOMENTUM

Neal Morse

 

Symphonic Prog

3.90 | 349 ratings

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voliveira
4 stars 7.5/10

I could not be happier to hear that guitarist Adson Sodré (Promessa D, Speedplain) was summoned to join the band by Neal Morse. Coming here in the brazilian state of Bahia (more precisely the city of Jequié, which is not far from mine - I actually have some friends who know him) he really boosted his career with this invitation (who want to hear the sound of it can check his solo album "É assim que sou, é assim que soou") Along with Paul Gilbert he plays guitar in the epic World Without End, 33 minutes a monster that dominates more than 50% of Neal's new album, Momentum.

Momentum is nothing you have not seen before Neal's career - and honestly, this lack of new evidence is already bothering me. Because it's always interesting that a musician renew their sound without losing its character. If that is the fear of it, I do not know. Anyway the remains impeccable musicianship, with fellow longtime Randy George and Mike Portnoy (drums deity, my inspiration and reference) continue to provide broad support - see the passages down to 15:30 minutes in a World Without End. About this song she is clearly the highlight of the album, although not the best Neal's epic. Jas the other five are at best good, except for Freak, which is somewhat cheesy for my taste, so why u like pop music to a certain extent.

Do not get me wrong, I really like Neal Morse, but I think this album is the weakest it has ever produced - and still deserves four stars. Renew yourself, Neal ... and do not underestimate the potential of Adson Sodré!

voliveira | 4/5 |

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