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RAINGODS WITH ZIPPOS

Fish

 

Neo-Prog

3.72 | 211 ratings

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progrules
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4 stars After having done three not overall positive reviews of Fish albums I think it's time now for my personal fav: Raingods with Zippos. The reason why I like this one so much is easily explained: it's the most progressive and impressive one he ever did. And that's not just because of the long multi-layered epic but also because of the special atmosphere it creates.

It's a pity Fish has done something like this only once, this is the road he should have taken all along his solo career, then he would have won another fan with me. But apparently he likes the almost pop/short song based neo style better himself because that's what most of his other albums sound like. Too bad for me, I will play this one most of the time when I will listen to Fish.

The atmosphere I was talking about is best coming out in the 6-piece epic, the other songs are more like his usual stuff with this addition that there are no mediocre fillers on Raingods. All songs are between the very good and excellent level with the epic as "outstanding" treat.

The album is sparkling and inspired and probably shows a Fish at his prime moment in time, at least where his solo career is concerned. Well, that's my personal interpretation of course. Like I said, my personal favourite by him and rewarded with a deserved four stars.

progrules | 4/5 |

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