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4 stars To follow up "The Sentinel", PALLAS debut album on a major label and a classic album in the neo-progressive genre must have been quite a hard task. However they almost succeeded in the follow-up called "The Wedge" in 1985. Now this album has been re-released on the InsideOut label, including additional CD-ROM track and three tracks from the 1985 EP "The Knightmoves". The CD-ROM track is a live version of "Win or Lose".

- The sound is very 80's with similarities to MAGNUM, MARILLION, IQ and YES, with memorable choruses, good melodies and harmonies. "The Wedge" is rockier than its successor; sometimes almost poppy or AOR oriented in tracks such as "The Executioner". Therefore this album is the least interesting of PALLAS releases to date. There's however some really good tracks on this album, for example: "Dance Through The Fire", "Rat Dancing", "Just A Memory" and "Sanctuary".

- "The Wedge" has a better production than "The Sentinel" does, but the sound is much more outdated, and the compositions aren't as complex either. All in all this is, despite some negative thoughts, a really good album, but I suggest that you buy "The Sentinel" first!

Greger | 4/5 |


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