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Von Hertzen Brothers


Crossover Prog

4.14 | 173 ratings

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5 stars I had some doubt rating this album. Finally I decided to give a 5 - maybe it's not the second Dark Side or Red, but this album is a sign of the times, it shows that progrock is alive and in a great form. Classic symphonic rock meets here pop and alternative rock (a bit in a Muse way), compositions are catchy and easy-to-listen but complex and ambitious. This music really has a potential to attein a commercial succes despite prog roots.

Soft chords of Bring Out The Sun (a half of the 10-minuts opening track ia an intro) don't promise such a hit tracks as Freedom Fighter or In The End. Every each track has a great atmosphere and suspence changes. The only thing I dislike is a final - it gives a promise of some repetitions but is faded out just after a climax. It leaves me with a feeling of lack (like Genesis' Calling All Stations CD). Lyrics are affirmative and optymistic, what is uncommon in progresive world;) I like the vocal, but backing choirs seems to be too pompous sometime. Fortunately we have also some soundscapes and moody moments to take a breath. Musicians to their best (I love Kuoppala's keys). I didn't have a feeling of genius, but really love this album and use it to convince my no-proggy friends to this kind of music:)

epistan | 5/5 |


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