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Andrea Cortese
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4 stars With Imaginos, Blue Öyster Cult re-grouped (Albert Bouchard is finally back - only for this one, though) to complete an almost twenty years old project. Imaginos, a concept album thought to disclose the long incubation of a disease named First World War.

Myths, dreams, poison, invisible forces, illusions that were already parts of the imaginery of their memorable album Secret Treaties. Too much fragmented then, much more coherent, now.

It's not a case that new versions of tracks like "Astronomy" and "Subhuman" (retitled in "Blue Öyster Cult") are included in the new record. Ok, not at the level of their glorious predecessors (especially for Astronomy). Convincing, anyway.

Musically the album is metal oriented (obviously in a strong 80's mood) with many tasteful melodic parts underlined by keyboards. Way more interesting than anything from their recent past. To be noticed the help of a guitar orchestra made of "The State of Imaginos" (of the many Robby Krieger and Joe Satriani).

An excellent record that has to be re-discovered. The last great album by the Cult.

Andrea Cortese | 4/5 |


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