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5 stars One of the most beautiful moments in rock´ n´ roll story. This is where hard rock and progressive music met themselves. Ok, if we consider only Rush we saw some traces of progressive music in Caress Of Steel; and it moved further away ion 2112 and was a consolidated movement in A Farewell to Kings. But all this three albums has its flaws; leading some people to say this matching was not well conducted. But with Hemispheres, Rush proved that these both stiles can exist not only side by side, but perfectly melted in a masterpiece album.

Side one of vinyl is for me a model of how can an epic be composed. Not a too long song that differs and differs until becoming a huge piece of music, and not a too repetitive one that becomes long due to excess in how many times sections on it repeats itself. The perfect balance was achieved here; exactly like Neil Peart by means of lyrics says with his Cygnus, the God of Balance. In side two has two very unique like songs, Circunstances and The Trees, but climax is achieved with La Villa Strangiatto deeply loved by Rush´ s fans.

With this album, Rush proved themselves as top skilled musicians, and became models for many other bands like Dream Theater, for instance. Hemispheres is their best moment and the great masterpiece of their entire career. No less then five stars.

HarryTon | 5/5 |


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