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Spock's Beard


Symphonic Prog

3.86 | 666 ratings

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Prog Leviathan
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4 stars A bonafide gem of '90's progressive-rock reveling in the legacy of the genre's '70's glory days, performed with boundless enthusiasm and energy which will absolutely appeal to fans of the classics and will more than likely attract newcomers with its catchy lyrics, melodies, and infectious feel.

The real magic is in the songwriting, which sprawls its dynamic signature over the songs extended length allowing for exceptional variety of tone and themes; The Light features heavy, straight-ahead rock and fine balladry in equal portions, and uses them to weave fine, memorable tunes. Neal Morse's distinct vocals are powerful (and I think secular), while Alan Morse demonstrates his virtuosity for both big, bombastic solos as well as wild creativity with his guitar-- top notch; the fat sound of the rhythm section rounds things out powerfully.

Ultimately, The Light remains one of the band's finest albums, most exciting albums; a brilliant homage to the old greats while simultaneously creating a new voice for the genre-- highly recommended, a great place to start listening to classic progressive rock for newcomers.

Songwriting: 4 Instrumental Performances: 4 Lyrics/Vocals: 4 Style/Emotion/Replay: 4

Prog Leviathan | 4/5 |


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