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4 stars An unfortunately underrated album. While many view the progressive juggernaut Genesis beginning with Nursery Cryme, where Steve Hackett and Phil Collins joined, nothing could be further from the truth. Trespass shows to the world what was never even hinted at in their debut album. It appeared as if the band changed their style overnight. Completely gone was the pop songs of their debut, instead replaced with long, complex, pieces of art.

Sadly, many people tend to forget Anthony Phillips and John Mayhew. Though not as complex as those who would take their place, Anthony produces many beautiful melodies on the guitar and though Collin's abilities cannot be denied, Mayhew performed very well on this album.

Most fans of the band will view The Knife, a song with strong proto-progressive metal traits, as this album's highlight. Though The Knife is one of my favorite Genesis songs, I would urge them to listen to the haunting White Mountain or the beautiful Stagnation before making a judgement on this album based on only one song.

Those who are interested in Genesis glory years (Peter Gabriel/Steve Hackett years), or even just good symphonic rock, this album is a must. Every single song is well-written and very enjoyable. A five star album, just like many of Genesis' other prog albums.

SpectralHorizons | 4/5 |


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