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Spock's Beard


Symphonic Prog

4.14 | 799 ratings

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4 stars The Goddam' Peak of their career. The musicianship in this album is impressive and there is no low point in the epics. IF you want only one album from this band, I recommend this one. It has all the elements explored in the first 4 albums mixed together.

1. At The end Of The Days 9.5/10 Starts the album with the band's best song. It is so hard to believe that they will mix pop with prog so well, but they pulled it off! This song is a very accessible long song that grows on you on the same time. Containing very memorable sections of music, great instrumental breaks, and overly beautiful melodies (when Morse sings the lyrics 'At the end of the day' is golden).

2. Revelation 6.5/10 : This is a strong song that combines the mellow and the hard rock sides of the band.

3. Thoughts(Part II) 8/10 : This song sounds like (but is much better) than 'knots' from Gentle Giant. It is ultra heavy and complex.

4. All on a Sunday 3.5/10 : This song is a normal pop song that seems like something Coldplay would write. Bad.

5. Goodbye To Yesterdays 6/10 : A very mellow track that sounds similar and inferior to many other songs of Neal.

6. The Great Nothing 8.5/10 : OHHH YEAHHHH! A 27 minute long epic that doesn't feel long, this reminds me of Transatlantic's Longest tracks which are full of good ideas. This is the hardest song to get into from the band I think.

Get this album, at least for the 2 epics, you will not be disappointed!.

My Grade : B

Zitro | 4/5 |


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