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3.68 | 119 ratings

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3 stars Humph.

I've been around what's best in the Néo-Progressive bracket, and frankly, getting deeper is getting me madder. Trying to find some new blood worthy of my hard earned dollars, I stumble amongst clones and wannabees (Illuvatar, Violet District, Everon, Red Sand, Mindgames and oh, so much more), making albums with not much passion or originality... Galleon for instance, has experience in the job, it is above average?

How this band got this far with so few good ideas? It's a normal band, so they know how to play; the keys are often interesting. But the overall feeling is boredom and déjà vu, even for a duo cd, with lots of material...but then came the last song of cd1: The Price. Hmm, not bad, not bad at all.... I'd even say very good track. Too bad the cd is not represented by this track. Galleon is making me feel less positive at first, but many, many listens are pulling towards them. Most of the songs are not taking off, the vocals are bo-ring and the drum is flat. I thought Sweden was a castle of good taste!

When Néo' hitting the spot, it gets you get there: Arena, new Pallas album, Sylvan, Satellite, Carptree, old Marillion, latest IQ. Towards those bands, the future looks bad. Don't waste money on Galleon, their prefab sound is unoriginal, but still enjoyable in some moments for the newbie.

I've got nothing against those guys, but the abscence of originality and perk is making me asking the question: 'Why are you in the buisness then?'

Menswear | 3/5 |


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