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3.90 | 523 ratings

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4 stars Hmm, not quite sure with this album, on one hand it is brilliant, coherent and it rocks; on the other there are some annoying traits that begin to needle after a while, almost as if it were being amplified...

Firstly the good stuff - Excellent muscianship is displayed by all, The longer pieces that are subdivided into parts work very well as does the cohesion of the whole, themes reappear when expected, and they help unite the whole album.

The annoying bits relate to the inclusion of musical cliches, not so bad if your not a muscian yourself, but somewhat overplayed (though this sounds like I'm contradicting myself when listened through I'm sure understand my veiwpoint). The end of the final song just fizzles out, none of the majesty of earlier, a bit anticlimatical...

And unless you are used to his vocals Nick Barrett's sound takes a little while to get used to. (Sorry Nick).

huge | 4/5 |


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