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Spock's Beard


Symphonic Prog

4.14 | 809 ratings

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3 stars My overall feeling with the SB records I've heard is deception.So it goes with this one : the tracks start all in a nice way, good production, good musicians..., but after a few minutes I miss interesting melodic and harmonic material . They are to cautious, you hear the influence of Gentle Giant, Beatles, Yes and others but they don't create something different out of it, they don't overcome their influences.You have groups with a single strong songwriter like Ian Anderson or groups with good collective writing skills like Yes and Genesis.SB belongs neither to the first nor the second group. There is not one track on this record, that stuck to my ears.The openings are mostly very promissing, especially on "revelation" and "all on a sunday" but I miss the spark of crazyness, that creates outstanding tracks.The long epic track is often the most difficult Prog"exercise","The great Nothing" is for me the weekest track, the one where the lack of material and the lack of tention is too obvious, additioning different athmospheres doesn't make a good song."Supper's ready" was a collection of interesting songs that existed before and were presented like a suite. SB doesn't have that talent yet.
Alucard | 3/5 |


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