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FLYING COLORS

Flying Colors

 

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3.51 | 162 ratings

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voliveira
4 stars 8/10

I think deep down in his heart, Neal Morse always wanted to do an entire album for the pop- rock/prog-related. With his new supergroup, Flying Colors, he can do it without guilt. Many may be disappointed with the end result of the meeting between him, Mike Portnoy and Steve Morse, but listen to this self-titled debut was very refreshing to my ears. What's wrong with a bit of simplicity from time to time?

While the five names that make up the band four are known to me (even Dave LaRue already was familiar), the biggest surprise was the vocalist Casey McPherson. Who is this guy? Where did? He was nominated by Portnoy, and I agree with what the reviewer said MuzikMan on the best drummer in the world to create their own label to mine new talent, because he has a great nose for it. McPherson's voice is great, nice (somewhat nasal, but I really have not found problems with it as meeting with other vocalists similar feature) and works well in the context and the proposal of the album, sounding like an element in favor - and I think which is better even than the voice of Neal.

Flying Colors is an album of pure rock in the end, something not sounding too poppy or mainstream - any Progger will animate with the epic Infinite Fire, which falls here as well as on any album Neal. Other highlights include opening Blue Ocean, the heavy Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda, the pop Kayla, the beautiful ballads Everything Changes (this is to do cry it is so beautiful) and Better Than Walking Away. As a bonus we have the delicious Fool in My Heart, sung by (gasp) Mike Portnoy!

Honours 4 stars.

voliveira | 4/5 |

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