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Spock's Beard


Symphonic Prog

3.68 | 515 ratings

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3 stars Second release by Spock's Beard, a lot more variegated than the debut that was mostly about the two epics. This one has it all: a short instrumental, a few middle length tracks and a couple of (semi) epics. It's conspicuous that this album has been rated diversely, from one to five stars even and I can understand that because on one hand it's more a case of something for everybody's liking this time but on the other hand if you liked the debut this could put you off in a way.

In my believe the truth lies somewhere in the middle so I always intended to give this 3 stars and so I will and I will give ratings for each song with some description to show how I come to that:

1. Beware of darkness. Relatively short title track, not very impressive. 3,25 stars.

2. Thoughts. This has strong influences form Gentle Giant I feel. 2,75 stars.

3. The Doorway. My personal highlight. Strong versatile track. 4,25 stars.

4. Chataqua. Nice short acoustic instrumental. 3,25 stars.

5. Walking on the wind. Very good track but less than The Doorway. 3,75 stars.

6. Waste away. Energetic song with meaningful lyrics about passive people. 3,5 stars.

7. Time has come. Longest track but not really the best. Just good. 3,25 stars.

So that results in an average of 3,43 and leads to 3 stars rounded down. Not bad I'd say

progrules | 3/5 |


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