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Social Tension


Symphonic Prog

3.59 | 23 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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4 stars "Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends, ladies and gentlemen, .. Social Tension!". Altough SOCIAL TENSION sounds like an 'ELP fan's wet dream', they do not deserve to be described as just an ELP clone. Keyboard player Nobuo 'Kodomo' Endoh is a virtuosic but he has a more varied an refined sound than Keith EMERSON, using synthesizers, organ, piano, harpsichord, strings, classical orchestrations and ... Mellotron (Keith EMERSON refuses to play this instrument, it would cause unemployment for classical musicians he used to say). This CD is a compilation from the two albums "MacBethia" and "It reminds Me Of Those Days", fortunately the record company has deleted the lacklustre tracks from the second CD for this compilation. The result is a very impressive tribute to the wonderful "Pictures../Trilogy" years: seven spectacular and dynamic keyboard-driven symphonic rock compositions with bombastic keyboard play and a powerful, very propulsive rhythm-section. Highlights are the two 'epic' title tracks with lots of breaks, changing of atmospheres and amazing keyboards solos. Breathtaking!
erik neuteboom | 4/5 |


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