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CURSE OF TIME

Saris

 

Neo-Prog

3.54 | 27 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
3 stars An interesting comeback album from this German band.

Saris released an album back in 1993 and then disappeared for 16 years before Curse Of Time saw the light of day. In the meantime, a lot of water had passed under the bridges crossing Rheine.

Curse Of Time was a fun album to make and it was influenced by the likes of Kansas, Saga, Nightwish, Dream Theater and Magnum..... Derk Akkerman stated in the interview I did with Saris some time ago. And that very much sums up this album.

The music on this album is much closer to pomp prog than neo prog. Well, the music here is pomp prog. It starts with some very strong references to Magnum, Saga and Kansas. The inclusion of female vocals and some acoustic instrumentations draws strong comparisons to Nightwish. The chugging guitar riffs is very similar to Dream Theater. There are even some strong German power metal influences here and prog/power metal fans will find this album a real treat. And some Scorpions influences has been carried over from the 1993 album too.

In short, the sound is very big and full of details. The songs are pompeous and full of multiple layers. Oh yeah, Saris has really gone for broke here and created a very big statement here.

The quality is good throughout. The lack of some really killer tracks is my main gripe here. But besides of that, this album is very good and I am sure it will find favour with a lot of people in PA.

3.5 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |

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