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RISING

Chameleon

 

Eclectic Prog

3.24 | 23 ratings

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maryes
4 stars Although this North-American band in many moments sounds like a new reading from old progressive- rock ways, I consider CHAMALEON "Rising" a work worthy at least of one audition ! I say this, because, in spite the clear influence from some "monsters" of progressive rock of 70's such as YES, KANSAS, DEEP PURPLE... only for cite some... Their compositions are full of energy which make me almost forget such influences... The introduction of track 1 "Texas Cyclone" with a impressive hammond-organ riff with the accompaniment for some electric-guitar "ornaments" and bass/drums "unquiet" interferences are exceptional and attracts instantly the listeners, the "lyrical" interlude with a acoustic-piano and guitar pedal volume effects are brilliant. The track 2 "Follow Your Love" is a mix of KANSAS and URIAH HEEP . The track 4 "Brave New Way" bring a brief overture with lots of keyboards and some rhythm-blues in HUMBLE-PIE "vein" and an "hallucinating" keyboard solo closing the song. The track 6 "Pass Thru The Columbian Mountains" shows a certain GENTLE-GIANT's cadence, this is also present mainly in some beat drums in track 7 "Everyday Everyway" . The track 7 "Mirkwood Forest" reminds me in their overture and middle-section YES and in other moments sounds like GENTLE GIANT again. In a general way the album are very agreeable. My rate is 4 stars !!!
maryes | 4/5 |

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