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Symphonic Prog

4.06 | 151 ratings

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4 stars Forget the Neo-Prog tag, this is pure symphonic prog.

I didn't really have high expectations of this album, even though it had a high rating. I must tell you, this is good stuff, really good.

Why this is called neo-prog I don't understand, probably has something to do with their earlier work (that I do not know by the way). This has everything that symphonic prog has, especially the lush keyboards come to mind (hammond, moog and mellotron!) and also the dynamic changes of the music, not to mention the song lenghts of epics (the shortest song clocking in at 6.44).

This is music by talented musicians as is obvious and has only two things that could be seen as flaws. One could say that the music is overlong and too stretched, and I partially agree on that, but hey whenever we get an album that's over an hour long we should be happy and not complain right?

The second complaint are the vocals, and on this one I agree. They are mediocre, the singer have a weak voice that gets drowned by the music. Maybe they would've been better of without these vocals, but don't worry, the vocals aren't that bad either.

I haven't really payed attention to the lyric, they're in Spanish, and even though I can understand them I do not consider them important in this release. It's all about the music here, as roughly 50% of the music is vocalless (if not more).

Great effort from the Argentinian band Nexus. If you like symphonic, dynamic and mostly instrumental music, then this is heavily recommended.

Now that I've heard this I'm looking forward to their other albums!

Autoband | 4/5 |


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