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THE SEVENTH HOUSE

IQ

 

Neo-Prog

4.03 | 454 ratings

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evenless
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4 stars IQ - The Seventh House

I discovered IQ by their brilliant last album "Dark Matter" and worked my way back through their catalogue from there on, "Subterannea" being my second introduction to the band and "The Seventh House" being my third.

"The Seventh House" is not a bad IQ album at all; it is probably even a very good album. However, I personally think that "Subterranea" and "Dark Matter" are better. Therefore I would recommend any "newcomers" to IQ to kick off with one of the last two albums I mentioned.

Anyone who liked "Marillion" or "Genesis" in the Peter Gabriel - era, should give IQ a chance, because it certainly is a great band and their fine lyrics, great instrumentation and harmonic compositions really stand out. I think calling IQ a "Marillion" clone would do the band far too less. IQ is IQ and as they were probably influenced by Genesis (PG-era) just like Marillion was influenced by them. However, presently other bands are being influenced by IQ! (E.g. the Brazilian band "Haddad" and the Chilean band "Subterra".

I have some trouble rating this alum because I would give "Subterannea" and "Dark Matter" four stars. Nevertheless I think a three star rating would do this album too less, so a four star rating is better in its place once again.

evenless | 4/5 |

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