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4.05 | 908 ratings

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3 stars This album is good, there are some decent vocal melodies, some interesting synth work and some ok guitar work. The bass and the drums don't really stand out at all, and are somewhat hidden in the background of lush synth lines. The guitar is heard but only makes the predictable contributions to the music.

The best song on the album is Harvest Of Souls, the 24 minute epic track. It has a nice flow and has enough of change to remain interesting for the entire length of the song. As with the rest of the album, the song is held together by the keyboards. They are the best part of the band and are almost always present.

This is the only IQ album I have heard, and it wasn't a bad album by any means, just decent. It stands out when compared to most Neo-prog bands. IQ is unique and creates an interesting sound.

My problem with the album is that there are too much keyboards and it leads to a feeling of all the songs being just a bit too similar.

If your a fan of the band though, I would imagine that you would really enjoy this album. If you enjoy a heavy dose of keyboards then you'll love it. If your like me and don't like that as much, then you'll probably find this to be a decent album with plenty of substance.

weaverinhisweb | 3/5 |


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