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4.40 | 2779 ratings

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4 stars This second album is still very rock, with tons of aggressive guitars, keyboards, fast drums and bass. The keyboards are still basic: mostly aggressive organ and Doors-like organ. The best track is "Supertwister", a wonderful instrumental track full of sentimental flute and Fender Rhodes: there are many rhythm changes. At the end, you easily believe that the poured liquid is very hot. The electric guitar can be very rhythmic, trying to follow the fast drums and bass. The ensemble is very progressive, loaded, but we feel here their style is not really anchored yet: sometimes they are still too much near the prog hard rock, like those guitar solos on "Lady fantasy". This album has really the Canterbury style. Some parts are in the right direction: the first part of "Nimrodel", where the guitar sounds like Focus, tend to give the future characteristic sound of Camel. We find many rock elements here that are present on the first album.

Rating: 4.5 stars

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