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Steve Hackett


Eclectic Prog

3.79 | 309 ratings

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3 stars Great album by Mr.Hackett. When I saw him for the first time in 2001 (Florianópolis/Brazil), playing Darktown Riot (I think), I confess I didn't like it so much. Because this, I didn't look for this album before. But now I had the opportunity to listen it at all, and I really loved it. This music is not like Hackett from seventies, but it's so good as old times, or more mature, how people have said in other reviews. This is a different kind of progressive, with electronic, dark and experimental passages, but almost all time, mellodic. The first track (Omega Metallicus) opens the album remembering some parts of Cassandra (bonus track of Guitar Noir), that Hackett composed with Brian May. Days of Long Ago remembers Horizons, and Jane Austen's Door "stole from himself" the riffs from "Vôo de coração", recorded in 1983 with Ritchie partness. "Man Overboard" and "The Golden Age Of Steam" are the beautiful ones that I like more. The songs aren't connected to each other, but you will enjoy Darktown if you listen the entire album (like almost all prog-albums). I give three and a half stars for this album: (very) good, but not essential.
Prog-Brazil | 3/5 |


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