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5 stars Another peak performance by YES! This album sounds a little different than usual YES works. One of the reasons is definitely the new keyboard player Patrick Moraz. Howe's guitar sounds heavy and harsh at one times but also spacey and very gentle at others. Overall the music is a little jazzier, less polished and more daring. This is especially true for the middle part of the epic "The Gates Of Delirium" and also "Sound Chaser". It's a very interesting listening and it's nice to hear this band trying something different. However there are enough chanting vocals and sweet melodies to satisfy a classic YES fan. This album contains some of the most bold and original music ever produced by YES. Some other parts are also the most beautiful moments ever. A very contrasting work that may not appeal after first listen but grows ony you very much with time. I recommend this masterpiece to anyone with open ears who dares to explore a different YES! Essential!
terramystic | 5/5 |


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