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3.78 | 31 ratings

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4 stars Great and totaly unknown german neo/symphonic prog band from mid to late '90's with 3 albums under their belt. Quite obscure release their second offer from 1995 named Now and here and managing to have a moderate succes, but to me this album sounds truly great. Most of the time neo prog with some symphonic prog traces here and there I.C.U really made an excellent album that every prog fan must take a listen. Sincere and very discrete Now and here is almost a lost little tresure in this realm. From melacholic almost sad vocal parts to the great instrumental passages, this album is a winner. keeping the flag high in neo prog zone. Complex arrangements where the guitat and keubords are melted very well with quite intresting passages, the perfect example are Another Life or Challenge of the Unknown. This is not another neo prog clone of the well known giants in this field, at least for me, even the vocal parts remind me of bands like No Name or Arena in places. To me was and still is a pleasent surprise this band. Nice flute parts in some sections giving avery original atmosphere overall. 4 stars easy.
b_olariu | 4/5 |


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