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SEASONS

Art And Illusion

 

Eclectic Prog

2.80 | 3 ratings

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The Mystical
4 stars "Seasons" has been spun over and over again in my bedroom over the past few months. It is a very nice record with some great songs. There is nothing groundbreaking here, but the album is a very pleasant and easy listen. The influences of this band are evident, but there is a lot of originality here, particularly in the overall sound and production. The songwriting in the album is fairly standard; there is very little here that hasn't been done before, but their is still an air of mystery in these songs that I personally look for in prog music. The band is tight and the musicians are all pretty good. Luca Sabia has a nice voice, pleasant to listen to, but a little weak in a few spots on the album.

My favourite tracks on the album are "Seven seasons", "(Livin') borrowed time" and "Strange little baby". "Seven Seasons" is a fresh sounding prog track, and has a rather dark sound. The song concludes with a climatic and uplifting ending. "(Livin') borrowed time" is my personal favourite track on the album. It is catchy and has some great melodies. "Strange little baby" is another great track. It is a catchy prog song and is not overly complicated, something that I appreciate about this album.

I would generally give an album like this a 3 star rating, but I feel that "Seasons" has earned my fourth star. I have listened to this album MANY MANY TIMES, and I think that this is because I love this album's honest and raw nature. The album is free from the extravagance that most progressive rock seems to accommodate, yet there is still something that I find very mysterious in the music. I recommend this album to those who are looking for a musical experience that is unique and honest.

"Seasons" gets a 4 star rating from me.

Peace!

The Mystical | 4/5 |

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