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INTO THE NIGHT

Satellite

 

Neo-Prog

3.87 | 256 ratings

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progrules
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5 stars NEW KINGS OF NEO PROG !

So that's what I semi-officially call them. Don't even now who the old kings were. Probably Marillion or Arena or maybe Pendragon. Not that you have to count them out from now on but let's face it, right this moment Satellite is hot ! They prove it last few weeks by being the most visited band with their latest album. But of course they also prove it with the great music on their latest. The album starts with a thrilling opener, I wanted to say one of the best of this release but then I realized that in fact they all are. So that would be a bit silly to say it with every song. But it's true: all tracks are magnificent except of course the short and quiet interlude in the middle (Lights) but even that song has an important function. Let's not forget: this is an avalanche of fantastic music coming over you and then a track like that is a nice quiet moment in between to take a few breathes and go on with the rest.

Another interesting feature of this album is the small new effects and elements they are bringing in with this album and that were not present yet on the first two. Like the original percussion on the third song or the funny little sounds at the beginning of the fifth track that are amazingly being taken over by the guitar. Very nice ! All things considered I can think of only one downside and that's not even really fair: there (same as with Evening Games) is not a track on the album that can match with On the Run of their debut. Not fair because that song will probably never be surpassed in the future because of it's ultimate greatness.

In the edition I bought there were two bonus tracks that don't really diminish the rating of the album and that means a lot because I intend to give this 5 stars and those who follow my ratingways know that I don't do that lightly. If I compare this album with the two predecessors I think it's in between them. A street .. was an obvious masterpiece to me and Evening Games almost but just a notch less and I harshly gave that 4 stars. So if this is in between those two it can mean only the full score.

progrules | 5/5 |

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