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Autograph (Avtograf)


Crossover Prog

2.15 | 15 ratings

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2 stars The Border to Mainstream Rock?

The provocative cover and the promising album title lets you get very curious but what follows is innocent though. I'm aware of that - the band released the album at a time of great political changes - the disbanding of the Soviet Union. They are good musicians without any doubt and the production is professional. But this is not more than a mediocre Rock album - far away what I'm expecting from Art Rock.

There have been produced hundreds (thousands?) of efforts like that and I cannot find anything exciting and really unique. So it sounds like the band had decided to make a tribute album to rock bands like POCO, BON JOVI, TOTO and similar. Simple guitar riffs and keyboard patterns, perfect english vocals (with some exceptions f. e. on Tear down the border) - are this ingredients for reaching the charts?

Only the opener Coming Back To Find You is a good one, a very interesting ballad compared to the other songs. Better tracks are also the following How Can I Call It Love - dedicated to Poco fans, Judgement Day with a shouting refrain and Play With Fire which has a nice groove.

A russian band produces american mainstream rock with a provoking album cover and title. Not very straightaway - surprising anyway - convincing noway ...

Rivertree | 2/5 |


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