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3.94 | 483 ratings

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4 stars For those who think that Neo-Prog is code for stifle & lifeless synthy prog then you really need to hear "Immortal ?". These guys just keep on getting better as time goes on and "Immortal ?" is a great aggressive neo-prog piece of work. As with many of the ARENA albums we are introduced to new lead singers with "Immortal ?" also revealing new comer Rob Sowden who adds another strong chapter in the lead vocal role. Musically ARENA slides somewhere in the PENDRAGON/MARILLION school of prog but really have found their own sound. This time around ARENA have written a grand magnum opus track "MovieDrome" which clicks in just shy of 20 Mins of pure ear poppin' candy. Instrumentally I would say that ARENA are at their best yet on "Immortal ?" with some great musical melodies and incredible bass/guitar interplay... these guys sound tight. Without a question for me it is Clive Nolan's keyboard work which makes this album even better. Always known for his heavy forboding atmospheres and high skilled digital runs as is on "Immortal ?" with even some Mellotron and organ accents.

loserboy | 4/5 |


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