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THE LIGHT

Spock's Beard

 

Symphonic Prog

3.85 | 641 ratings

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4 stars For me the album the Light is all about Dave Meros on the base. It is one album that is best served with a healthy side of sub woofer. The singing is good and overall passionate as is Neal Morse's way, but at the same time the lyrics are on the simplistic side. The time signature changes are a treat for the ears but I really wished that the transitions were smoother. At times the music just stops dead only to pick up again and completely shift gears. I really like the shifts from hard and fast to kind of mellow and back again. Especially on Go the Way you Go which for me is the highlight of the album. The whole band just seems to come together so well on that track. My first experience with a full Spock's Beard album was the Kindness of Strangers but I really wish I had started out with the Light. It shows the strained limits of what SB is capable of while not totally refined yet. For the record I prefered Snow to the Light but it would really be a shame to skip out on this one.
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