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Crossover Prog

3.86 | 40 ratings

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4 stars This track was originally going to be released on the follow-up to the bands last album, 7 1/2. But 7 1/2 has since been scrapped, as a particular piece (SnowTorch) continued to grow until it dominated the album, and so this track is going to be delegated to an odds and sods compilation the band is intending to release later the year of this writing. In the mean time, they have released it as a downloadable track on iTunes and BandCamp.

Once again, the band is in fine form, demonstrating all the elements that have made them successful for the past number of years - a strong sense of melody and composition, great dynamics and mood, great playing and vocals. For sure, fans of Symphonic rock should enjoy this track, as well as fans of more melodic music.

As has been typical of Phideaux for the past few years, the vocals are shared both by the bands namesake, Phideaux Xavier, and an array of skilled female vocalists. This song will have you singing along with it, both the chorus and the "da, da-dananas" that appear in the last couple of minutes. But don't let the word chorus or the da-da-dananas scare you, for this is not a light pop track. It is prog - but it is fun and catchy, and even manages to rock out pretty good at various points as well. And who can say no to that combination? Certainly not me.

TheGazzardian | 4/5 |


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