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3.65 | 6 ratings | 2 reviews | 33% 5 stars

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Live, released in 2007

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. (1900) Hard Times (4:29)
2. Raw Extremities (4:32)
3. River Offering (5:17)
4. Emergency Poncho (4:34)
5. Mutual Assured Distraction (5:05)
6. The Ground Above (5:52)
7. Them Ain't Us (4:17)
8. 30 Seconds Over Your Land (4:23)
9. Esse'N'Emme (3:58)
10. Unmatched Fragment (4:27)
11. House Of Deviants (4:37)
12. For Every Color You Know (5:26)

Total Time 57:07

Line-up / Musicians

- Alex Masi / guitars
- Randy Coven / bass
- John Macaluso / drums, percussion

Releases information

Label: Lion Music
Catalogue number: LMC220

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MCM 1900 - Hard Times ratings distribution

(6 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(33%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(17%)
Good, but non-essential (33%)
Collectors/fans only (17%)
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Review by Windhawk
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3 stars This live offering from the power trio of Masi, Coven and Macaluso doesn't really add anything new to the style they have chosen to explore, but it's still an enjoyable release if you like the genre.

Fusion, or jazz metal perhaps, is the style in question here; all instrumental and with the guitar as the dominating instrument. Jazzy drumming and funky bass lines underscores the guitar riffing, soloing and shredding, with some nice mellow and atmospheric guitar licks in many tunes, high class atmospheric soloing, some nice guitar pickings on melodic licks as well as soloing and shredding. And yeah, some power riffs here and there as well, in addition to the shredding.

If you like shredding mixed into fusion based metal explorations this one should be high on your list, as the shredding basically is everywhere here. On some tunes as a nice spice to the tune, while on others it's a dominating trait. People who dislike shredding should stay away from this one though.

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5 stars This is one of the sickest live albums in the history of fusion music,jazz rock fusion ,or jazz metal fusion,or whatever it may be called!Anyway-this impressive album proves that improvisional music can be done at a superior level by some amazing musicians,when alchemy and telepathic musical f ... (read more)

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