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3 stars (7/10)

Dominici stuck with the plan that had served them well on "O3 A Trilogy Part 2", for the conclusion, "O3 A Trilogy Part 3". The result is a fitting finale to an interesting and original concept, that keeps the sense of fun and drama going admirably. Music-wise, I have nothing much to add to my review of part 2. The rhythm section is pounding away energetically, the production is still good, the keyboards are just as essential as before, bass follows well though doesn't dominate much, Brian Maillard continues to dazzle on guitar, and Charlie continues bringing this original and imaginative concept to life with his vocals.

Whilst not quite as consistent at part 2, which I marginally prefer, "O3 A Trilogy Part 3" serves as a fitting climax to this enjoyable and unlikely trilogy. In fact, the last song, "Genesis" is probably the best that Dominici has to offer across the whole trilogy, dealing with the aftermath of the apocalyptic catastrophe unleashed by terrorists, as aliens come down and explain everything. What fun! It provides and epic ending to an epic trilogy, Charlie Dominici adopts a harsher singing voice for the aliens, and the instrumental power is very much set to 11. The song ends with the first words of the introduction in "O3 A Trilogy Part 1", the line 'Why was I planted here?' as detective Anthony Dam (A. Dam) is left to recreate society by the alien overlords.

I think overall the the ambitious O3 trilogy is a success, and worth hearing for prog metal fans, especially those interested in Charlie Dominici. There is nothing groundbreaking here, but there is a lot to enjoy, and one thing we can say for certain is that there is an impressive amount of life left in Charlie Dominici after all these years.

ScorchedFirth | 3/5 |


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