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PAINT THE SKY

Lalu

 

Progressive Metal

3.90 | 73 ratings

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WJA-K
1 stars The playing is great. These are great instrumentalists. But an album should be more than good playing. Especially a prog album. With these high ratings, I expected a lot. but this is a boring album.

Reset to preset - Very safe version of progressive metal as Lalu is labelled here. It doesn't invite me to continue to listen, although the rhythm section is nice 5.5/10

Won't rest until - The second song isn't very inspiring or groundbreaking either. As a prog fan, I try to cling to snippets of ingenuity or surprise. All I hear is open doors being kicked in. 5/10

Emotionalised - Dreadful middle of the road/AOR type of song. I hated it 40 years ago. I hate it even more now. 4/10

Paint the sky - One of the nicer tracks. Nothing special for me 6/10

Witness to the world - Very obligatory song with cringy lyrics and an obligatory guitar solo 4/10

Lost in Conversation - Another song that sounds like an uninspired track from an 80's AOR band. I can't bear the lyrics either 4/10

Standing at the gates of hell - I love the jazzy outing on this track. I love the organ even more. This is one of the better songs on the album. Although I don't really like the rocking start and finish. I don't get why you would combine this. It doesn't work 7/10

The Chosen Ones - The composition is quite ok going into interesting directions. Nothing too spectacular and nothing new. But the lyrics, I can't stand them. The chorus saves the song. 6/10

Sweet Asylum - Nice guitar instrumental 6/10

Sweet song - Yet another 80's AOR song. Not something I would ever return to. 4/10

All of the lights - Fitting closer for this album 6/10

I don't see how this can be a recommendation for prog fans. We have heard this type of music before, executed better with better lyrics. I am unsure why this even should be 2 stars. 1 star it is.

WJA-K | 1/5 |

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