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Spock's Beard


Symphonic Prog

3.68 | 515 ratings

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5 stars This is the second studio album from californian prog rockers spock's beard, and a masterpiece of an album at that. I can honestly say unlike all the other albums spock have released that this album has no weak points at all.

Beware of Darkness starts off with the the signature keyboard buildup into the 7/4 heavy bass line. This track mellows out when neal enters and repeats itself again into one hell of an organ solo. perfect to air keyboard to. 9/10

Thoughts is another great track with the Gentle Giant theme playing a big role in the track. The rhythm section in this track are just amazing. Neal also sings well with different effects on the vocals in the verse. 9/10

The doorway has a firth of fifth intro on the piano until the rest of the band join in. The verse in this song could have been sung better from Neal but the rest of the band make up for it into its catchy/ cheesy but cool chorus. The guitar work in this track is brilliant especially on the acoustic guitars during the middle section. I have been listening to this track mostly for a year now and im still not sick of it. 9/10

Chataqua is quite boring realy, im not a very big fan of these solo acoustic tracks but its a pleasent track to mellow out on. 4/10

Walking on the wind is an epic IMO. The backing vocals along with the heavy but simple bass line in the verses and chorus are just amazing. The intro is possibly the greatest intro spock's beard have ever wrote. Neal's vocals just shine out in this track especially in the break down section. 10/10

Waste Away has a cheesy intro but altogether is a great track with its catchy chorus and heavy guitars. The lyircs in the verses fit the sound of the song perfectly. 8/10

Time has its just genius 10/10

9/10 altogether.

addrummer | 5/5 |


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