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Red Sand



3.73 | 88 ratings

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5 stars "WE ARE THE GENTRY ONES..." Oh yes guys you are!!!

I expected something at least not better than debut,but this one is even better in some aspects!!!It is more synphonic (Mellotron rules!),epics are more structured,and some moments just blow me!!!With this album RED SAND proves that they are NOT Marillion/ Clepsydra/Pendragon clone,even a flawless one - RED SAND has a sound of its own,they're UNIQUE!!! They've managed to create mellow and mild atmosphere,absolutely incomparable - you can mention some bands when describing RED SAND,but you know that they sound in their own way...It is awesome!

Besides,RED SAND have recreated The Art Of Composing The NEO-PROG EPIC!!! Since early Marillion,Pallas and IQ have changed their styles (Pallas and IQ became more New Symphonic-like,Mariilon changed completely), the only band which have recreated The Art without coping their manners was COLLAGE from Poland with their magnificient "MOONSHINE" .Then The Art was lost again - Neo-Proggers wrote complex songs (Arena's "Solomon") or New Symphonic-like odysseys (IQ's "Harvest of Souls").But with RED SAND's "Mirror of Insanity" The Art has returned - their epics are sincere,melodic and very neo-proggish!!!

I recommend this band to every Neo-Prog fan.They worth more attention here!!!

Prog-jester | 5/5 |


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