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It Bites


Crossover Prog

3.77 | 110 ratings

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3 stars Most fellow reviewers call this one their best and most prog-ish album and maybe they're right, since their other releases are even worse than this one. First two songs are nothing special in fact, "Midnight" and "Kiss Like Judas" are simple pop-rock songs played in typical 80's style. "Yellow Christian" is the first track showing a bit more prog-ish approach at least for the poor relations of these "darkest times of prog". "Rose Marie" is a rather short rock song with quite funny lyrics and staccato riffing. Next one "Black December" is for sure the weakest one of the album. "Old Man And The Angel" sounds slightly better to me, quite ok showing at least some versatility. The beginning of "Hunting The Whale" appears quite prog-ish with some laughter and sounds of whales but what follows is quite disappointing I have to say. "Plastic Dreamer" is in a similar very typical for the 80's, maybe good for the time being, but since I use to hate 80's at all, it can't offer me anything. The title song is the longest one with a quite unusual length for this era of 15 minutes and for sure the highlight of the album. It's the first one of this album I can call a real prog song and the reason for giving this album 3 stars although I've to admit only by showing much good will not to offense too much fans of this band.
hdfisch | 3/5 |


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