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2 stars This is definitely a kind of neo progressive music with mellow style and it's definitely different with Marillion's first four albums. For those of you who like a music that flows in slow pace, like space music, you might find this debut album by Galahad favors you. The music is packed with combined guitar and keyboard accompanying vocal. I especially enjoy the long sustain keyboard solo like during the interlude part of "Face To The Sun" (7:58) especially when it's combined with guitar solo. Or the basslines of second track "Chamber Of Horrors" (5:23) which unfortunately is not quite solid in terms of composition. You will find similarities with Pallas or Pendragon in music style. However, when the vocal sings the phrase of title track, it sounds quite boring as he sings repeatedly "horrors . horrors...". The ending part of the song is a reminiscent of IQ music.

Under "Evaporation" (6:37) music cools down in a mellow and ambient opening with mellow singing style. "Motherland" (6:58) tries to make up the music with faster tempo, exploring the keyboard solo augmented by guitar riffs, bass guitar and a bit of drumming dynamics. "Room 801" (7:00) is I don't think it's a solid track. "Aquaba (A Matter Of Going)" (5:33) is still in the vein of previous track even though the howling guitar part is quite interesting. The concluding track "Richelieus Prayer" (8:23) has quite a good opening part exploring soft keyboard work.

Overall, this debut album by Galahad had experienced structural problem: the music does not sound cohesive in the effort to unite all works by all instruments. The drum sounds are not truly compelling and they are serving like a gate keeper. Overall, this album will favor the collectors, and it's not a good one to know the band's music. Keep on proggin' .!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 2/5 |


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