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V

Spock's Beard

 

Symphonic Prog

4.14 | 809 ratings

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meddlehead40
5 stars V is Spock's Beard at it's peak.

At the end of the day - This is SB's masterpiece. Each section is incredible, it start's off strong with the first 5 minutes, it is enjoyable, fast paced, and the vocals are near SB's best (which often times are not the highlight of the band). Soon after it kicks into a latin style/hard rock section with a some cool time changes. Around minute 8 it slows down, but only gets better. All of the sudden it gets heavy and fast again all leading up to an outro than includes more stunning vocals, some of the best bass playing you'll ever hear from SB, Revelation - a heavier, darker song then the usual SB tune, which is a good change of pace. Over time it has become a favorite of mine. Continuing with the trend from At the end of the day, this song has some excellant guitar playing.

Thoughts part II - I was overwhelmed at first by this song, it is fast, heavy, and rythymically complex, but its excellent. It has a rare bass solo and some peculiarly intriguing vocals. All on a sunday - the weakest song on the CD, pop rock.

Goodbye to yesterday - A slow emotional piece. nothing special about it but it's still not a dissapointment. The Great Nothing - Very good suite overall, SB always delivers with great vocal harmonies. A little lengthy and drawn out at the end. Still the band's best album, deserving of a 5 amongst the other high quality efforts that don't quite reach this caliber.

meddlehead40 | 5/5 |

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