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IMPRESSION

Odyssice

 

Symphonic Prog

3.44 | 65 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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3 stars This very good Dutch band delivered a remarkable mini CD some years prior to this album and the least I can say, is that they just confirmed the good feel.

When one listens to the admirable and melodic opening song, one can only be admiring of their great skills to write performing, captivating and moving music. Because there are no lyrics available in their work. Pure music.

To be honest, I would say that if this feature was not at all inconvenient during their EP, this album which lasts for some seventy minutes could have gained in interest if some good vocals could have highlighted these "Impressions".

Some short item refers to neo-prog, but once the band extend the length of their numbers, I have to acknowledge that their superb and symphonic melodies are brilliant. Guitar is really exceptional, and as I have said in my review of their debut, the passion of a Hackett is real close ("Senran").

It's a shame though that most of the pieces are on the shorter edge. Experimenting a bit more wouldn't have been damaging. Still, the Floydean "Impression" is damned good (just as "Legend").

In all, this album is pleasant but lengthy. Passionate guitar lovers will definitely enjoy this work. The long closing "A Prophet's Dream" is particularly dedicated to these fans.

Three stars.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |

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