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Vienna Circle



3.97 | 167 ratings

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Second Life Syndrome
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5 stars Well, this a wonderful album! This is straight-forward neo-prog, so nothing new is really heard here. However, Vienna Circle has really crafted an elegant, tasteful album in "Silhouette Moon". The melodies are beautiful, and the lyrics are well-written. That's definitely a good start!

I can't say I'm a huge fan of the vocalist, as his voice is rather high-pitched, but not in a good way. However, it grows on you, and he really proves himself with some rather great harmonizations. Besides, this album is probably 75% instrumental, and that helps. This album features some downright awesome instrumental passages (lots of synth!) that are masterfully crafted and progressively better and better through the album. Be that as it may, I still think my favorite track is "Dreams Presage", as it has some of the finest moments on the album. The last few tracks are also very good, as they sort of go together and progress the overall mood.

If you like neo-prog, do yourself a favor and give this album a listen. It isn't anything new and exciting, but it is masterfully presented and written, and I can't help but enjoy myself. 4 stars well earned! EDIT: This doesn't happen often, but I must upgrade this rating to 5 stars. The lyrical content, ever present melodies, and awesome atmospheres have grabbed hold of me. This album is truly amazing: I regret what I said, there is nothing ordinary or pedestrian about it. Yes, it doesn't revolutionize, but it does take prog rock to some of the furthest limits I've ever seen.

Second Life Syndrome | 5/5 |


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