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3.51 | 20 ratings | 3 reviews | 30% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2003

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Agnostic Eparchy (10:39)
2. Waiting for the Sign of Eternity (4:33)
3. Transformation of Mentality (8:45)
4. Yesterday's Tomorrow (9:54)
5. Religion of the Dead (6:07)
6. A.L.I.V.E. - Epitaph (9:02)
7. Dances On Gobelins (9:18)

Total Time: 58:20

Line-up / Musicians

- Albert 'Al-Bird' Khalmurzayev (AK) / various Yamaha, Korg, & Ensoniq keyboards, Yamaha acoustic & electric guitars
- Vitaly 'Progressor' Menshikov (VM): Yamaha bass guitar (via Digitech sound processor), Yamaha electric & acoustic guitars
- Valery 'Ptero' Vorobjov (VV): Yamaha electric drum set (with Sabian cymbals), additional Yamaha keyboards

Releases information

CD Mellow Records #: MMP 440

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X RELIGION Dances On Gobelins ratings distribution

(20 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(30%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(30%)
Good, but non-essential (10%)
Collectors/fans only (20%)
Poor. Only for completionists (10%)

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Review by Prog-jester
4 stars Wow. Two wordy reviews, one is 1 star and another is 5 stars. I'll be closer to second one with my 4 stars.

First of all, if you can't bear electronic drums, stay away. The whole album is recorded on electronic Yamaha drumkit, so you may guess how drums sound like.That's , probably, the only flaw here - besides, I CAN understand pecularities of Uzbekistan Prog scene and overall "flat" sound of the album doesn't frighten me much, because the music itself is very good. Heavily orchestrated and arranged, it sounds like ELP jamming with DT and MAHAVISHNU...If it'd be only better recorded, it'll recieve far more positive reviews I guess. Highly recommended despite these NON-MUSICAL problems. Check it out

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5 stars Paraphrasing Vasil Jalabadze, any prog head should listen to X Religion to realize that the release of their second album back in 2003 was a major event. This is one of the deepest and, simultaneously, most beautiful prog rock albums I've ever heard, a real feast for the adventurous, with ever- ... (read more)

Report this review (#70108) | Posted by Emperor | Tuesday, February 21, 2006 | Review Permanlink

1 stars Ooooh, great , there are three suggestion already and all rated by 5 Stars, BY 5 STARS. Yes, I guess, this band counts exactly 3 members, so the conclusion is not a very difficult to make up after you have listen to this tedious, disgusting and miserable album. I would like to give ... (read more)

Report this review (#69640) | Posted by Vasil Jalabadze | Friday, February 17, 2006 | Review Permanlink

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