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CARESS OF STEEL

Rush

 

Heavy Prog

3.53 | 899 ratings

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maryes
4 stars "Caress of Steel" probably as the RUSH most controversial album in their career before they get some recognition as great rock band, a fact which happens only when they released their first masterpiece "2112", and the moment when they "bet" in his own musical conception... a really heavy- progressive rock. The atmosphere created by Peart lyrics are the "propeller" of new approach. Already in the first track "Bastille Day" a dramatic and "theatrical" theme (like a "Operetta") with some martial rhythm passages, passing by the "Lakeside Park" and "diving" into the nebulous world of "The Necromancer" , a theme full of new musical elements; the first part "Into the darkness" sounds like a Pink Floyd's reminiscence, the second part "Under the Shadow" brings a initial more "hard-prog" theme where Geedy vocals are the great attraction leading the music to an explosive and pulsating conclusion with drums and guitar fantastic performance and finally "Return of the Prince" a "fast ballad" commemorating the victory of light , again Geedy vocals stand out. "The Fountain Of Lamneth" a long track divided in 6 parts, and the most visible in all of them is RUSH's search for another textures ... Starting from the intricate theme "In the Valley" a heavy-prog piece with a soft intermediary passage, crossing the fingering electirc guitar in "No One At the bridge" with Geedy's very impressive vocal interpretation , the meditative song in "Panacea" with beautiful classical guitar moments. My rate is 4 stars !!!
maryes | 4/5 |

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