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3.07 | 8 ratings

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3 stars PANGAEA was formed in 1987 under the name ARTICA. Their music is heavy melodic neo-progressive / symphonic rock that sometimes is close to AOR. The songs are very beautiful, well arranged and easy-listened although they have some mood and time signature changes. The music is a mix between CAMEL, DREAM THEATER, KANSAS, MARILLION and YES. The musicians are good, and the guitarist Darrell Masingale and the keyboard player Corey Schenck are the true masters in the band. My favorite tracks are "Time Syndrome", "The Ship (That Must Come In), "The Winds (Behind The Door)", "September Park", "Beggar's Hand" and the main part of the 13-minute epic trilogy "Time Traveler", especially "Pt. II Hollow Dweller". This album is quite good although it lacks in originality and production. If you have a friend who don't like progressive rock, and you want to get him into it, this could be a good album to start with. A progressive album for the masses! PANGAEA's own company Hargadein Music Group independently distributes this album. They are nowadays signed to Angular Records where they have released their second album "Welcome To The Theatre..." (1998).
Greger | 3/5 |


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