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WHO'S THE BOSS IN THE FACTORY?

Karmakanic

 

Symphonic Prog

4.06 | 482 ratings

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Evolver
Special Collaborator
Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams
3 stars I wish I liked this album more. The musicians are certainly very talented. But the album just isn't consistent.

It starts out spectacularly. The first track, Send A Message From The Heart, a nineteen minute epic, is everything a symphonic prog epic should be: grand in scope, different movements that flow perfectly from one pert to the next, and played by musicians who are easily up to the task of this difficult to master genre.

After that, the album tails off. The next two tracks are good, but nowhere near as good as the opening track. Let In Hollywood is a rocker in 7 (it even tells you this in the lyrics). It's kind of catchy, and pleasant. The title track, Who's The Boss In The Factory is fun, but not terribly prog. It reminds me a bit of the It Bites album I own.

Then there's Two Blocks From The Edge, this song is hard to review, because I seem to forget it right after each listen. That's not a good sign. And the two-part Eternally is just too light for my tastes.

Since the first third is great, the second third is just okay, and the third third is... Three stars.

Evolver | 3/5 |

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