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Symphonic Prog

2.89 | 39 ratings

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Marty McFly
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4 stars Fortunately, I can be quite deaf on meaning of the lyrics, when I want to. Therefore, only "preaching" word I heard was "Jesus" once. So, I'm pleased by fact that I am not affected by this religulous message as others are. And yes, I don't like it too.

Because now it's not about faith, but about grooves, about pretty damn fine music that's behind this wall of worshiping and as such, I'm going to rate it. When I heard An Other Life, I was quite surprised, because this song isn't exactly the most formal one. It has no intro and goes straight to the point. When I heard their later album, I had weird feeling of something I've already heard before. Yes, this is fine by me and doesn't hurt so much as it hurts others (as it seems), but this nervous feeling was there.

No such thing here, just originality. If it steals from some sources, it's not so noticeable. Reminds me also Echolyn a little bit. And as I said, grooves are here and they literally rocks. They're important thing here, moves entire album somewhere else, to the land of better part of Prog. Some nice jamming, solos, changes of moods, everything works perfectly for me. Interesting sounds to be found here. Really sad that this is so underrated, but I understand why. I understand completely, because I would feel the same. Yes, I'll "get" the lyrics after a while, but by that time, I'll like this music so much that I won't object and will "suffer" through it. Because of the music. Well, not suffer, but just overlook.

After all, lyrics in Prog aren't the most important thing, not by far.

4(+), get over, get into, get out with great feeling.

Marty McFly | 4/5 |


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