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3.89 | 197 ratings

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4 stars Edited 09/27/05!

This Irish band is showing all its progressive potential already on its debut and their music is a mixture of multiple different music genres like symphonic rock, Irish folk of course and some blues rock. It's rather difficult to compare them to any other of the great Prog bands of this time since their style was quite unique.

The album starts with Future Legends, a very classical and romantic intro with strings. Decision immediately moves to a different direction with driving guitar riffs and an amazing folkish violin (which is actually not mentioned in the line-up) and nice piano, many rhythm changes, just great 70s Prog I can only tell you. Next song < b>As day breaks with dawn is fascinating as well with great keyboards and guitar play and fantastic vocals by Peter Farrelly. The way they're combining symphonic classical type of music with blues-rock is just unique INHO. It continues in the same vein with Graveyard Epistle which starts very powerful then there is an atmospheric part with vocals followed by a rather oriental sounding keyboard part, just amazing. The music is so complex and combining so many different influences, Prog as it should be in the original definition! Lord Of The Incubus is starting a bit reminiscent to BEGGARS OPERA (a great band as well on their first three albums), then suddenly moves to a rock'n'roll part which fits surprisingly well in the whole composition. The remaining songs are just in the same quality.

I just can say every track on this album is really excellent and this is certainly one of the best debut albums EVER released and actually worth for 4 1/2 stars.

If you want to buy an album by this band go for this one and forget about their other releases!!!

hdfisch | 4/5 |


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