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5 stars US group that made good music, the music that avoids wars, not the music of now made up of insults, noise...

1. Spellbound with the prog intro, yes like you're on a road it's dark, a road from which you never return and suddenly a blonde creature passes you in front!!! in short it's Gil on the drums who sings and it's Rik who sets the fire, the guitar riff harder than heavy, explosive; the break reminds me for a while of 'In the evening' with the stopping of the tune for a prog beat; the sound is heavy, well-paced, you don't get bored, in short, this title is immense; FYI the blonde lady leaves at the end 2. Rock Out, Roll On another melting, latent intro with a sharp riff before Lou's keyboards, centerpieces of the 80s, get going; rock but rock with soaring moments just to change from hard, heavy, yes we are here in the middle of the period, AOR and hard FM; it's over ah no phew I'm talking and I almost forgot to talk about this beautifully crafted solo which fills the stage, ooh there it squirts, it shines everywhere, almost nirvanesque; I read ah but it's not prog... but of course calm down guys, but how good are these progressive moments 3. Cool Down come on I'll take you to Kansas, a slide, a banjo and we're there; vocal a cappella or almost...southern rock for the harmonica, in any case at the beginning I find the abrupt and dirty sound of LED ZEPPELIN, yes especially the chorus it seems... them; chopped banjo break then the guitar on top, vintage rock that does honor to this dino! The very hardcore solo that lasts and sets fire... cool down! 4. Follow Your Heart with the stadium entrance, a pompous title on one side, but a chorus that makes the audience scream, we could hear the cries of thousands of women, fans; yes, a frontman was missing, the type to have a microphone to transcend... this live audience, an obvious lack; pyro effects yes but I always said to myself that it hid something lacking, the hero with a microphone, in short it's moving 5. Time Goes By, yes, another intro... and a beautiful intro... a riff that doesn't ask any questions, a vocal that follows the tune, and...and the voices of the trio that start on a latent space, assured softness, before the return of hard air; Gil has a distinctive hit, like pads forged in lava to slam even drier; ah the 2nd break with the voices, prog not prog but listen to bondiou and enjoy, that's the important thing, high voices yes, machine gun pad suddenly yes we won't get bored... again.. the solo a pearl, a musical gallop, a symphony in itself, astonishing; the title which never ends and which keeps its nervousness until the end, ah this sound which also takes me back to VAN HALEN the foot 6. Midsummer's Daydream... so... yes the link is made with Eddie but even if it's chance (I don't believe it personally) this arpeggio which falls from the sky, interlude, break, no I won't do not quote the interludes of Steve from YES otherwise you will listen any case it...progresses and it introduces 7. Time Canon then ?? a canon of Pachelbel or not, the second interlude which sends this album very high, which brings it into the lair of the progressive space just for that, time, time, time, slap, slap, slap; who would dare say there's no prog blood in there? 8. Killing Time comes next, a spleen rock-pop song, then an energetic ballad from the start of the second verse; quite a few synths which make the sound more rock AOR, the voice seems to me over time a tad too high, too much on RUSH in fact, and this can also explain the lack of recognition of this group which released a cream there; last break where Gil's drums fart very clearly, roll, smash against the speakers, superb 9. Stranger In A Strange Land... if there was one it would be this one... a consensual heavy rock title without much singularity, which flirts instrumentally with a vitaminized TOTO; the more I find this stereo riff which diffuses to the right, to the left, to the right, I didn't need much to be happy in fact; Gil still with his pads, the guitar more bluesy there, not bad at all anyway, a beautiful nervous ballad which shows that rock can rock... ah this riff which makes me think of a hard band, but I'm not going quote it otherwise people will say to me 'you see it's not prog'! 10. Little Boy Blues well I wrote blues just before without knowing it for the last title (my eye do you think I'm going to believe myself???) in short a title to get notes, ahead of the legendary Gary who s 'll put it there later; what can I say, it's beautiful, yes much more than the awful notes on PA, but that's how it is... listen to these notes coming out of this guitar, listen... music can be beautiful when you stop for a while and we take the time!

TRIUMPH OMNI for this album

alainPP | 5/5 |


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