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Symphonic Prog

4.07 | 881 ratings

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3 stars 3.3/5.0 Still getting better! I feel like I am repeating myself, but this one is still an improvement on the previous album (which was an improvement on the previous one, which was an improvement on the previous one... all the way to the deep prog dead zone of the 80s). Exit the boring new age sound! Exit the overwhelming pop sound! Exit the meaningless concept themes which are better than the music itself. This one is about music, and really I think this is the first album in years on which Latimer does not try to reproduce the old Camel sound but try to create something new. This is a paradox: it is 'because' Latimer does not try to reproduce Camel old sound that it sounds more like what Camel used to be: an imaginative band which CREATED something.

This is the band tenth album and I feel as it goes to its roots of creation and finally it seems like Camel freed itself from its 70s masterpiece and can create freely without any limitation. That said, this is a good album, but not an essential one. 3.3/5.0

belz | 3/5 |


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