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Symphonic Prog

3.18 | 83 ratings

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Marty McFly
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3 stars It's funny, most of the times, I basically agree with previous reviews, add basically the same rating. But in this case, I feel the need to defend very fine album that doesn't deserve this fate as far as I am concerned.

I'm fan of romantic Prog Rock, because it doesn't sound cheesy to me, there is no "clone" band for me, because each band is unique (some are more, some are less, but basically there is always something worth of admiration).

Beautiful, Romantic, Vintage, these are just terms for the same feeling. Positive, optimistic mood accompanied by Prog. Perhaps not progressive, but for sure Prog (don't ask).

I like this, I can extremely well appreciate this, some may even say that I dig this kind of music (amongst others), but my pleasant surprise is even bigger when considering how low my expectations were - due to reviews I saw here.

Beautiful bass work here, especially when it is so prominent, switching sides with synthesizer (that is less dominant on this album).

For example Glad To Be Alive, yes, unreal (synth) orchestra (but the impression is very good), but that doesn't matter as long as it sounds very faithful and well. And this guitar change in the middle, ever-present feeling of goodness that is soaked in this song ( =>> album), it's worth of consideration.

It's grandiose and pompous, but I have no problem with that. I don't hate grandiosity, I admire it.

4(+) and I hope I didn't break some kind of taboo, didn't commit some kind of Prog blasphemy.

Not the best mark, because some elements sounds not so original, but after all, that's what a lot of this is about.

Marty McFly | 3/5 |


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