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Poll Question: what is your favourite song
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    Posted: July 29 2012 at 08:36
I really like this album for its tight songs, heavy riffs, strong melodies, and atmosphere. there is some magic on this album on songs like Silent Lucidity and Anybody Listening

i would call this a crossover progressiv metal album, as it melts perfectly down the sound of heavy metal and progressive metal, and dare I say some tiny tiny bits of AOR metal into a fine mix of heavy hard hitting, but also gentel and symphonic metal.

A great passage of heavy progressive metal with heavy neo prog and AOR falvours, good album
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 29 2012 at 11:02
Haven't listened to this in a while, but I think "Anybody Listening?" is my favorite.

Promised Land is a better album, though.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 29 2012 at 11:30
great album, one of thie best for sure, I think Della Brown, Silent Lucidity or Anybody Listening< ="text/" ="" ="/B1D671CF-E532-4481-99AA-19F420D90332etdefender/huidhui.js?0=0&0=0&0=0">
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 29 2012 at 11:57
would anyone call Empire to be more neo prog then progressive metal, it is bit similar to Marillion in someplaces, and the heavyness of Arena 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 29 2012 at 12:21
^ more like standard mainstream melodic hard/heavy than prog, still a very good album in my books, title track is probably the most epic, followed by Anybody Listening
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 29 2012 at 12:38
Not very proggy at all but still the only album I ever really liked from them. Voted title track. You can hear some Wall-era Floyd and 80s Rush influences. (In the album, not the song I mean).

Edited by zravkapt - July 29 2012 at 12:39
Magma America Great Make Again
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 29 2012 at 13:45
Silent Lucidity would be the track you could point to as proggy; but for me Jet City woman still makes into my playlist on a regular basis. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 29 2012 at 13:48
"it is bit similar to Marillion in someplaces, and the heavyness of Arena" 
You say that as if being a bit Marillion is a bad thing.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 29 2012 at 14:11
Silent Lucidity.
A GREAT YEAR FOR PROG!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 29 2012 at 14:22
Originally posted by Say'en Say'en wrote:

"it is bit similar to Marillion in someplaces, and the heavyness of Arena" 
You say that as if being a bit Marillion is a bad thing.
no i am not
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 29 2012 at 18:49
Great album, though as infocat said above, I prefer Promised Land.

With that being said, I was surprised that I cast the first vote for the opener.  "Best I Can" is such a fantastic song and opens this album beautifully.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 29 2012 at 18:57
The title track, its the only one I can come back to repeatedly.
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