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METANOIA

Nexus

 

Symphonic Prog

4.18 | 132 ratings

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Progrussia
4 stars Before hearing this album, I was familiar with Nexus only by their 20-minute contribution to the mega Odyssey compilation. It was good, although maybe too extended. But I half-expected them to be on the more subdued part of the prog spectrum. Female Spanish vocals and all (they later switched to male singing ).

Well aside from a couple of ballads, this is pretty bombastic, mostly instrumental vintage keyboard driven affair, with keyboard intensity sometimes approaching ELP or Deep Purple. Mean guitar surfaces occasionally. Must admit, this is not easy listening. 72- minute length and the often free-form structures don't help either. Wouldn't start a prog introduction for a novice listener with this. But this album after repeated listens should appeal to the discerning and intellectual listener.

Progrussia | 4/5 |

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