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3.58 | 67 ratings

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3 stars This band is not easy to categorize.

While they sound intricate during the excellent opening track which is on par with some KC numbers, they perform more straight-forward and melodic rock music, almost AOR style during I Get Lost. I admit that it is quite difficult to switch from the one to the other.

The mood changes again for Lornadoone which sounds as a folkish tune, with lots of vocal interventions. This album is a journey through some very well known bands like Floyd (She Walked Out The Door) but this is just exaggerated while playing Assurance. This long piece of music switches from influence too many times (the usual suspects: Floyd, Yes, Genesis) and therefore is rather a kaleidoscope of short parts rather than a song on its own.

The instrumental Double Bass is an hymn to Chris Squire, doubled with ELP-ish keyboards. The same hesitant approach persists. The band is again inspired during the very good Razor: it is one of the most complex songs from this album and it is flirting again with the Crimson repertoire. It is one of the (two) highlights. This is a good debut but the band should decide which way they want to go for further releases. Three stars.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |


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