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Crossover Prog

3.88 | 147 ratings

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let prog reign
4 stars I am really surprised this album isn't rated higher. "Rise" is progressive, epic, and made by talented musicians.

Resistor is a very well rounded band. And by "well rounded" I mean some of their songs are mostly jamming while others are centered around vocals. They also make great use of the violin and flute in some of their songs. They also portray different emotions on almost every track, where as a band like Van Der Graaf Generator albums are mostly melancholic. (Nothing against Van Der Graaf Generator).

My favorite track on "Rise" is probably Mimosa. The song Mimosa is mostly jamming but also includes great vocals and shows off Steve Unruh's skill with the flute and violin. What a multi talented man!

Another thing I would like to add is how influenced Resistor is by Beardfish. At the beginning of the song Jagged Mountain it almost sounds like they took excerpts from Beardfish's "Sleeping In Traffic: Part Two". If you ever listen to "Rise" you can also tell how Unruh even sings like Rikard Sj÷blom.

"Rise" is not an essential album, but it is definitely worth listening to. Their are no weak tracks and many of the songs are worth a good 4 1/2 star rating. So give this album a shot and hopefully you'll enjoy it.

let prog reign | 4/5 |


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