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Strangers On A Train



3.12 | 46 ratings

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2 stars If this album is considered one of the best symphonic albums ever - like is said in the description of the band, that means i have to enlarge my musical horizon much more, because i don't understand this album. Seriously this second part of the key is one of the most borind unpleasent neo symphonic albums i ever heared. In this case doesn't matter if here plays Clve Nolan and Karl Groom, two of the most important musician in the field, because the album is aimless. Even they can't save the album to be a total desaster. I begin with the first track called Darkwood - aimless, borind, to mellow, no vein, no nothing - 1 star. Second long track from here Endzone - again impossible to listen at once - 1 stars, the shorter tracks are maybe better but don't expect something great, just ok to listen one time, nothing more. I forget to mention that the bass and drums are programming, the keyboard-dominated sound of this band clearly suffers from the lack of a solid rhythm section. I will give to this album 2 stars, avoid this album, not recommended, even if you are a die hard neo prog fan. Move to something for real interest like other projects of Karl Groom and Clive Nolan - like Casino, Shadowland or Landmarq.
b_olariu | 2/5 |


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