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Spock's Beard


Symphonic Prog

3.34 | 365 ratings

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3 stars Well here you can find another controversial album, not only for the lacking creative hand of Neal Morse, but also because these American guys have already expressed their ability and music "cleverness" as well, during their first years along with the co-founder Neal Morse the same. There are too many different musical directions inside and sometimes quite far away from the mood of the progressive music-genre. For instance a few good tracks such as "On A Perfect Day", "Skeleton's At The Feast" or "Slow Crash Landing Man" are not so bad! All these songs belong to the spirit of the early albums; instead for example the song "Is this love" is a disappointing number and without a precise music direction, but is aligned with their recent works (such as "Octane"), which don' t include neither pop hits nor creative progressive tunes. Perhaps it could be an exception an easy good track like "All That's Left", a normal pop song characterized by an interesting chorus and a good arrangement too, but thinking of "With your kiss" I immediately change idea about it, as this latter tune is a very weak music perform and at the end it makes me listen to another kind of modern prog music, like for instance that one incredible inside "Suffocating the Bloom" by Echolyn... it's a question of preferences nowadays, but of course I prefer spending my spare time listening to something odd or intelligent, even though it could be another usual attempt to make a renewal of the classic prog genre...make your own choice as usual!
lor68 | 3/5 |


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