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Tarcisio Moura
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5 stars One of Pendragon's best! Ok, maybe a notch or two below The Masquerade Overture, but that's a little unfair, since you can't really compare the two. They are different and masterpieces on their own. Actually I was quite aware if Pendragon would ever release something the same level as Masquerade by the time it was released. It seemed like the band got better with each release since The World. And every album surpassed the one that came before. And Not Of This World in some aspects do that. It's highly emotional, the musicianship is even more bombastic and elaborate than Masquerade, which does not mean it was overblown. In fact this album takes a little more getting used to than those previous ones. But once you really get into it, you're hooked. It's different, and yet it's the perfect follow up to one disc that did not seem to have a match. I can't tell which song is better than the other, since they all seem to flow in the whole concept without a fault. Actually everything here sounds like one fantastic song with many many variations, colors and emotions. Superb! I can't really stop hearing it once I put it on the CD player. I have to hear it all. I wish their more recent CD Believe would surprised me as such. But I think it would be asking too much. After more than a decade of delivering masterpieces, they'd have to go down one day. I Hope Pendragon will produce something as good as Not Of This World next time. Highly recommended!
Tarcisio Moura | 5/5 |


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