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4.37 | 3005 ratings

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1 stars This is probably one of the most overrated works in the "Progressive-Rock" genre. It gets more irritating with every audition. Utterly uninspired almost in its entirety, thematically incoherent, with long, tedious and jarring instrumental sections full of repetitions, with high- school tunes posing as serene melodies and with synthesized, ambient effects desperately trying to mask the complete poverty which characterizes the musical composition. Even the infamous "cha"-nting in the "Sound Chaser" suggests an inclination for jesting rather than intensions for serious music-making.

The only exception is probably the appealing theme introduced on the synthesizer through an inspired modulation in the latter part of "To Be Over". However, that suggestion of lyricism is left utterly unexploited. Instead of developing that theme and its melancholic undertones the band simply prefers to use it as the basis for uninspired improvisations.

I unreservedly recommend this work to anyone who wishes to understand what mediocrity in "Progressive Rock" means.

Landaughost | 1/5 |


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