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3.95 | 28 ratings | 3 reviews | 14% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1996

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Truth Ain't Kind (5:08)
2. Why (9:40)
3. Dial 911 (4:50)
4. Tomorrow's Eve (5:55)
5. Hades (3:48)
6. Escape From Reality (5:55)
7. Dreamtime (3:27)
8. Tainted Silence (6:07)
9. Total Void (4:29)
10. Until The End (6:55)

Line-up / Musicians

- Bernd Basmer / guitar
- Jan-Marco Becker / keyboards
- Thomas Mayer / drums
- Martin Reichhart / bass
- Michael Müller / guitar, keyboards
- Michael Tangermann / vocals

Releases information

LMP/ T&T/Noise TT 0026-2 (1996)

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SUPERIOR Behind ratings distribution

(28 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(14%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(61%)
Good, but non-essential (25%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by greenback
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4 stars "Behind" is the first album of Superior. The style involved is progressive metal. I would however say "Behind" is more metal than progressive. The omnipresent metal rhythmic riffs are absolutely monolithic, and their sound is EXCELLENT, being very razor, powerful and aggressive. The SAD thing is the lack of electric guitar solos, like the excellent melodic one the "Why" track . The comparison with early Dream Theater circa "Images & Words" is quite appropriate: the NECESSARY lead singer has a VERY similar OUTSTANDING voice, and the structured electric rhythmic guitar borrowed their style; the elaborated drums sound quite the same. However, Dream Theater are quite more progressive, more refined, faster and less visceral. I would also add the lead singer has also a bit the voice of the French Canadian singer Bruno Pelletier! As keyboards, piano and floating synthesizers are the most played ones: the musician does not elaborate too much on the piano, although he demonstrates a good manual dexterity in some bits, like on the "Why" track. Unlike Dream Theater, the other keyboards here less consist in solos, rather more often in modern background atmospheres & arrangements. "Behind" has obviously some Metallica influences, as reveals the "Tomorrow's Eve" track, being very similar to Metallica's "Nothing else matters". There are some absolutely LUSH and crystal clear acoustic guitar parts like on the "Dreamtime" and "Total void" tracks: very impressive! All the tracks are excellent. If you like Dream Theater around 1992 and a slower version of Metallica, then get this record.

Rating: 4.5 stars

Latest members reviews

4 stars "Behind" is the debut album by the Germans Superior, a really interesting band that, like many others of the period, ended up being signed to LMP, the label of R. Limb Schnoor (former manager of Helloween, so much for understand us). The Superior are described as similar to Dream Theater but have a ... (read more)

Report this review (#2547880) | Posted by Prog123 | Thursday, June 3, 2021 | Review Permanlink

4 stars SUPERIOR were often mentioned as Germany's answer to DREAM THEATER. But in my opinion - like VANDEN PLAS or IVANHOE who at the time were also considered German Prog-Metal bands who sound very similar to DREAM THEATER - SUPERIOR actually posses a sound of their own... a very distinctive sound ... (read more)

Report this review (#24163) | Posted by | Sunday, January 9, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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