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3.39 | 108 ratings

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3 stars I only know this band for some five years and I don't have a bad feeling when I listen to their debut effort.

The "opus magnus" is without doubt the long opening song "Magna Carta" which holds very good musical skills, fine instrumentation and very decent vocal work. Influences are many (ELP, Yes, Genesis and subsequent Pendragon as well) and the whole is very well structured: mixing heavy with symphonic parts (even short metal lines can be noticed). This song is the highlight of the album and it is difficult for the other songs to shine after this one.

The one that can potentially hold the comparison is "Union Jack". Between neo and heavy prog, it holds less melodic moments but more upbeat parts. This song is heavily keyboards oriented and vocals are again rather good.

The almost metal "Breaking These Circles" is the third song from this album that shines: there are several theme swaps and the whole is really well balanced. It rocks you down, but in style; A good song indeed.

This album is pleasant to listen to, even if some songs are on the average side. But seventy- five per cent of the timing is on the good to very good edge. Three stars.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |


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