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Final Conflict

 

Neo-Prog

2.99 | 31 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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2 stars Final Conflict is not changing their type of music for their second album.

No great breakthrough, no passionate moments. The music performed on this work doesn't sound any better than on Redress the balance, their average debut album.

Song structure is simple and is based on good guitar work, enjoyable keys but standard melodies. Don't expect anything like the best works of the genre : genuine Marillion and Pendragon were unbeatable in their melodic neo-prog. Final Conflict is just a second division band as far as this genre is concerned.

Some good songs (Old Lady) but nothing else. This band is rather anonymous on this site, but when I looked at their website, I can't really tell that they put a lot of efforts to promote their image efficiently.

Anyway, this album is not bad, but it lacks in good ideas and great tracks. Waiting For A Chance being the poorest here although the band tries to be catchy. But this pop song is not attractive. Same beat all the way down.boring actually.

I am trying hard to discover a great track on this offering. But my quest for such a song remains unsuccessful. Last Act is unfortunately not what it is promising. There will still be two more songs to endure.

But All Alone is the best you can get out of this album. A serious track, finally! At least some fine and melodic work. Not a masterpiece, but far much better than most of the other songs from Quest.

The long Betrial although melancholic, features an upbeat second part. Above average as well. I guess that the band could have shortened dramatically their offering to make it more interesting.

Two stars, which means below average.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |

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