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The Inner Road


Symphonic Prog

3.66 | 42 ratings

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2 stars I find a little bit impossible to enjoy the debut album of the English duo The Inner Road. First and foremost, I don't really mind instrumental music, I kinda enjoy it from time to time. I just don't understand what's the point of albums like Visions (2011).

Usually, instrumental music has a way of using instruments as voices, so they speak. And no, I'm not talking about virtuosity and display of great technics. The problem with Visions (2011) is that each and every song on the album have all the blank space that usually a singer would fill in. And that's EXACTLY the problem. What's the point in making instrumental music where ever song is build as if you have a vocalist???

Steve Gresswell and Phil Braithwaite are good musicians, here their compositions are not that good, too simple and too predictable. The guitars sound great throughout the CD, keyboards are ok, basses are ok, drums (programmed ones) are just boring playing the same patter over and over.

If you like instrumental Prog that doesn't dare to go deep into music and doesn't mind with programmed drums, this one's for you. For me... it doesn't work.

ProgShine | 2/5 |


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