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FEEL EUPHORIA

Spock's Beard

 

Symphonic Prog

3.28 | 273 ratings

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davidgil1980
4 stars Still Feeling The Euphoria!!!

Being a huge Spock's Beard fan, i listened to every relase from the band and i have to say that this one was a great surprise for me.

It was a shock when Neal Morse announced short after the relase of Snow that he was going to leave, and all people thought that the band would ended calling it quits. Nothing more further than the truth and just a year after, they relase another album maybe as a confirmation for themselves that they are more than just a one big boss band. Nick's voice is very good and way different from Neal Morse's voice, and that makes the album even more interesting, the band needed a change and the change came very quick and strong.

They free their minds and relased a very different and varied album and that's a very good thing. The beard rocks here!!, maybe itīs not V, but i had the feeling that the "Morse way" made the band be a little predictable, and this album is not what we expected from the band at all!!.

The sound is fresh and modern here and the make a big step into the ard rock territory more than progressive rock, but the prog is still here.

Onomatopeia is a big rock opener, it is a full energy song and they rock more than never, "Bottom Line" is my fauvorite track of the album, from the proggy intro to the mellow mid part to the big end is one of the best songs of Spock's beard. Then is a mixture of styles from the sensibility of the pop in Shining Star to the more progressive A Guy Name Sid Opus, and even some AOR moments.

The other remarkable thing is the presence of the Alan Morse guitar, he truly rocks here proving that he is an essential part of the band, the production is very good and i really love Nick's voice, thumbs up for him!!.

A more modern sound here and a pretty variation of styles make this album an interesting document of the most obscure era from the Beards.

Recommended!!!

davidgil1980 | 4/5 |

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