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3.92 | 268 ratings

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5 stars What a suprise! After two heavy prog cuts, we come to a great song: 'Marty and the Magic Moose' seems like a Mike Oldfield 80's instrumental song with some heavy influences (Perhaps, 'Shadow on the Wall' of album Crises). This Oldfield style can be appreciated in clean guitar work.

The epic 'The King of Number 33' starts with spectacular atmospheric sounds (part I), in the line of Oldfield or Jarre and follows in a hard-rocker explosion of synth, drums and guitar work. The duel of the synth and the guitar (part II) is fantastic. The vocals are very clean melodic and melancholic (part III). The track continues with de duel of synth and guitar (part IV), the highlight of the album, by Andy Ditchfield with all leading guitars + keyboards. Part V is a more accesible and poppy track with the brilliance of Wright vocals. This epic finishes with the return of heavy prog style, and some lyric reprises.

The album ends with 'Memo' This song could be the hit of the album. Accesible, contemporary, 'Memo' has, in addition, some instrumental good work. In the initial of this cut, we can see, again, Oldfield style.

(+) The variety of sounds and styles (-) No negative things in this work. But I think vocals could be improved. For me, are a little bit flat

Popovych | 5/5 |


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