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4 stars

This one is even better than the previous two. The sound is more metallic and progressive in the same time but also with pop rock structure on some songs (like The Cause/The Effect for example). They won't let you for too long in a certain mood and they will change very often the style. Sometime they have a pop-rock sound and after they switch to a more progressive approach or even theatrical or reggae.

Production was really improved and this really made the difference. This time we really have complex songs and a good and structured approach when talking about composition. And more, their sound is really good if I compare it with other new progressive bands I know because these guys made an effort not to be a DT clone (even if this influence is there on some songs e.g. Dance Of Mr. Gumble). Beside this, they are of course influenced by a lot of bands from progressive rock area and not only but it is always a matter of how to stand in front of a heritage you have. Either you go on the same direction or you try to change something and improve the heritage you are sitting upon. For me A.C.T. decided to go with this release in a good direction.

The guy behind the keyboard (Jerry Sahlin) is really impressive and surprising. He really has some goods and memorable moments (like on Torn By A Phrase second part or A Loaded Situation). But also the other guys did a good job and the effort behind every instrument is evident.

I would like to give 4 stars and hope and wait for the same good stuff like this one in the future from them.

petrica | 4/5 |


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