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3.20 | 10 ratings | 4 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Live, released in 2006

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Cut (7:27)
2. South America (8:30)
3. Refuge (5:05)
4. Mirage (4:40)
5. Blue Earth (7:57)
6. Magic (5:47)
7. Waterfall Of Golden Waters (9:05)
8. Tears (5:39)
9. Time Traveller (4:37)
10. Coming From The Stars Medley (6:36)
11. Peace In The Loneliness (7:14)

Total Time: 72:37

Line-up / Musicians

- Gustavo Demarchi / vocals and flute
- Eloy Fritsch / keyboards
- Ruy Fritsch / guitars
- Magoo Wise / bass
- Chico Fasoli / drums

Releases information

Label: Rock Symphony / Musea Records

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Review by erik neuteboom
3 stars This is a Brasilian five piece band with a live CD that is recorded in the most famous Brasilian city Rio De Janeiro in 2005. It starts with very Floydian-like guitarwork but then it's early Marillion as the main inspirator. Especially the English vocals are mighty close to the sound of Fish on albums like A Script For A Jester's Tear and Misplaced Childhood. Just listen to the songs Cut and Tears, is this the Brasilian twin brother of the singing Scottish giant? Most of the 11 compositions contain a fluent mid-tempo featuring multiple exciting Minimoog synthesizer flights and lots of strong, often howling electric guitar runs. I am impressed by the crafty musicians and how tight, dynamic and enthousiastic Apocalypse plays but some tracks tend so sound a bit similar. My highlights are Refuge (beautiful flute work, sparkling keyboards, powerful Hammond sound and expressive vocals), Waterfall Of Golden Waters (fine Hammond and Minimoog excertitions), Tears (alternating with a wonderful intro by twanging guitars and choir-Mellotron and great work on Minimoog and guitar) and Coming From The Stars Medley (from moving and compelling to propulsive with howling guitar and again great work on Hammond and Minimoog along a cheerful band presentation). I am sure this pleasant and dynamic album will delight the neo-prog fans, especially the early Marillion freaks! My rating 3,5 stars.

Review by Tarcisio Moura
3 stars Interesting live album from Apocalypse. They have at last recruited a decent vocalist and the record shows a giant leap forward in that field. The sound is very much early Marillion, the singer resembling Fish on almost all aspects, inlcuding the use of masks, as you can see by the booklet photos. Unfortunaltly the songwriting is not that strong and the arrangements are a bit repetitive. It´s a pity really because you can see those guys are fine muscians. A little more variety would have work wonders. The songs are too ´straight´ with very little boldness in the arrangements and actually no surprise. They all seem to promise a lot in the beginning, but they never deliver the punch you´d expect from a band of that style and with such skillfully instrumentists.

Still I must say they are in the right direction. The album as a whole is very pleasant. I really hope they´ll write better songs in the near future. Promising, but yet not fullfilled.

Review by ProgShine
COLLABORATOR Errors & Omissions Team
3 stars 01. Cut The introduction of the show with the music Cut and Ruy's guitar could not be any more Pink Floyd, good to the molds of Wish You Were Here with the keyboards of Eloy doing the melodic way. When Gustavo begins to sing it is not possible to hide the influence of Marillion in the sound of the band. The attack of the synthesizers of Eloy is felt by them right at the start, a cutting musical attack. Soon after the first part of the music it is the time of we hear the portion 70's of the band, including excellent lines of the bear Magoo.

02. South America In the straight sequence we have South America with his the best introduction of keyboards and bass to the front. The dynamic one of Chico Fasoli can be felt soon in the beginning, completely that accompanied by the best riffs of the band. Little more than the half of the second minute it went on, it is Gustavo's time to take the reins of the melody, normally, when it trims with them if they see obliged to exchange it of singer, they do not manage to find anybody the height, or simply the vocal new does not fit in the style of the band. Gustavo was fitted perfectly in the sound of the band, without telling that face has a great vocal one. The daring melody of the subject gives vent to the bass to face quite complex lines. Other what it does not leave to be desired is the guitarist Ruy, who gives a present to us with excellent line of guitar and ground. It is an imposing and involving subject.

03. Refuge With Gustavo's fulfilment to a public Magoo begins a subject that reminded of me Emerson, Lake and Micrometer gauge, and next the singer elevates the track with quite tipsy lines of flute, but it swims of copies of Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) that is very common, they are more for Camel. The vocal ones pray in falsetto, it prays in violent attacks they clash emotionally, while present synthesizers always do the ' dirty work ' working in the principal melody.

04. Mirage A short presentation and the space sound takes care the telephones, Chico gives a classroom of percussion in the small details. After a part of keyboards the band returns with a strong, ridden subject, pulsing. Gustavo's vocal ones outstanding are always extremely quite married in the sound of the band.

05. Blue Earth Blue Earth begins like a pretty ballad to the piano, Ruy's guitar also helps to compose the melody in the beginning, for times working together with the keyboards of Eloy. In the second part of the song I Hurt that it builds the best line of bass, which I finish together with the guitar, which from there for front ' seizure counts ' of the melody, at least until the piano returns to the scene.

06. Magic Magic has air of neo Prog, for part announced with the synthesizers, but what comes to follow would not be so waited so, a puzzle for part of Chico and a mighty ground of Ruy. The vocal melody 'calms' the beast and the band turns pastoral. The musicality is there, the synthesizers go mad, the band accelerates again, and suddenly we have, practically, an instrumental one being touched by 4 different parts, each instrument follows a line in spite of looking for a common sound.

07. Waterfall Of Golden Waters Rhythmical part pulsante, resonant open veins, is so that I imagined the initial scenery of Waterfall Of Golden Waters. To 'solante' guitar is always present during the whole subject, as well as the synthesizers that suddenly appear. A beautiful vocal melody completes the team of the means, with the complex subject, and for times 'cheer up' what returns there for the fifth minute of music. In the course of the subject the band goes if car repeating in his subjects themselves with certain property up to reaching to according to end the sound of Gustavo's vocal one.

08. Tears The synthesizers in this beginning play part of voices and the flute gives life to the slow subject. I like the line of bass of this subject, with pauses. The martial end gives the impression of which it continues, however it is only a sign.

09. Time Traveller The 9th track is a ballad to the piano and with beautiful vocal melody. The band enters soon to the first verse. Almost to two minutes a subject enters in the keyboards quite similar with the previous ones and the band continues in a resonant ad infinitum. Near to the room minute of the song the subject is extremely interesting, showing dynamic and versatility while being quicker also more interesting.

10. Coming From The Stars Medley Including: Limits Of Wind Mystic fantasy Last Horizon Notre Dame

This introduction in the keyboards remembers a little the sound of Jon Lord (Deep Purple), but in fact go over there and it culminates in a high vocal point, soon it is the time of presenting the guitarist to orchestra, (I go flat mode=on). Next it is the time of I Hurt Wise to devastate in the bass. In fact the track serves of presentation for band, where each one shows a little of his ' instrumental dowries '. After all presented the subject return and the band shuts in in great style.

11. Peace In The Loneliness Peace In The Loneliness was chosen to shut the disc in and it does not do ugly, it is an energetic track with a strong refrain.

After Gustavo's short gratitude the band disposes of the collaboration of the people of the orchestra to sing a passage of the original music in Portuguese, and I tell them that it would be very interesting all hears Gustavo singing the subject in Portuguese.

Those who know me know that I am not a fan of discs to the living creature, but we have a surprised beauty this way, they are good versions in English of the musicians of the band. In the end we promise the sensation to have 'seen' really a good show of progressive Rock, you pilfer for the band.

Latest members reviews

4 stars Well, without denying the value of the other reviews I must say that, as a first contact to Apocalypse's music, this album sounded very good to me. The tracks are very keyboard-oriented but there is space to all members show their skills without masturbatory flights. Apocalypse's music is very re ... (read more)

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