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INFINITY PARADE

Landmarq

 

Neo-Prog

3.26 | 51 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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3 stars As I have mentioned in my review of their debut album, "Landmarq" displays a more complex neo-prog than many of his colleagues.

I particularly like the powerful and emotional vocals from Damian Wilson who is not trying to sound as so and so, but on the contrary deploys a quite personal and very catchy style.

Bizarrely, this album opens on "Solitary Witness" which was the title of their first album. But the band will repeat this in other studio albums. A kind of wink, I guess. Damian can use all the facets of his talent, and he is really shining here: the band is there to support his great vocal part, and needless to say that Uwe is, as usual, very effective in his closing guitar break.

This band has really a different sound than many other neo-prog bands. They sound much more original to my ears. A song as "Gaia's Waltz" is quite an achievement and has a deep personal touch. Do I need to say that Damian is moving?

Not all songs are great unfortunately. The short instrumental "Landslide" and the languishing "Tailspin" belong to rather average numbers. But what to say about "The More You Seek?". A catchy chorus, but hell! What a poor electro beat song. Press next as soon as you can. The mellow closing number is not the best piece of music I have heard either (it's only saved thanks to the melodic and skilled guitar closing section)?My feeling is quite mixed actually about this work.

But there is "Ta' Jiang". One of my fave from the band (if not their best song). The performance of Damian is again on par with his best; but each member is truly outperforming. This is a very good neo-prog epic.

Damian might sound a bit too theatrical but he is so convincing in his duties. Needless to tell that that the guitar parts are extremely crafted, but this is also the occasion for Steve Leigh to shine on the keys.

This song is really taking this album to higher territories. Not enough to reach the four star rating because it holds too many average tracks, but a solid three.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |

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