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Cryptic Vision


Heavy Prog

3.41 | 40 ratings

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5 stars Opening with the most wonderful instrumental "Introspective" the listener immediately realizes this is going to be a top flight CD. Slowing building this prelude if you will, has you on the edge of your listening seat from the get go. What Cryptic Vision has created here is nothing less than a stellar CD dripping with great prog rock hooks, vocals, masterful playing and a story line that rips at your heart while all the while offering up the ultimate answer to all the evil that attacks us day in and day out. Cryptic Vision has put together a series of songs that address those deep soul searching questions in each of our lives. Songs of perspective, contemplation, love, love lost, moments of clarity, salvation and ascension. (Sounds like song titles to me!) The music is bright and full of life even if some of the songs touch on such great loss in ones life this reviewer found himself almost in tears. There is nothing here that makes you think, wow, I've never heard that before but you will find strong hooks, mellotron, violin work that sends chills up and down your spine, great guitar work, a super strong rhythm section and excellent vocal harmonies. In the end this is a CD where Cryptic Vision takes the listener on a journey of discovery. A journey where you seek answers and find some. Seek love and find a personal meaningful love between two humans. But this journey is much like life as love is lost and you even forget what the questions were. Even worse the journey takes you through a loss of ones faith. But the journey does not simply end; no Cryptic Vision takes you full circle ultimately to that Light that leads to Eternity. Excellent music, excellent musicians, excellent story. A phenomenal CD that will not disappoint any fans of melodic symphonic progressive rock. I just hope they can pull this off live.

Stephen Ellis,

progger37 | 5/5 |


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