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3.52 | 168 ratings

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3 stars So this is my third review of a Sylvan album in a very short time. But I wanted to get rid of them, I'm a little weary about Sylvan, don't really know what to think of this band. I don't hate it, I don't really like it either so after this I'm done with them. This doesn't sound pleasant but I don't mean it insultingly. It's just that Sylvan will never be my cup of tea, still I bought 3 albums of them but I think I will leave it at that.

With Presets I believe we are back at the level of two albums ago (X-rayed). Posthumous Silence appeared to be the highlight of the three latest issues. In fact I can only detect one highlight on this album and that is the final (title) track. The rest is mediocre material to me. It's even a bit dull. After 3 albums I have heard enough Sylvan. Again: this is not bad but it has no special spark to enchant me. And the fact is: there is such an incredible lot of great prog to be found these days that I'm not really waiting for these kind of albums by Sylvan. This is another 3 star effort but no more.

progrules | 3/5 |


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