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HINDSIGHT

Final Conflict

 

Neo-Prog

3.19 | 28 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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2 stars A long six years break for Final Conflict to produce this album. I really wonder what they have done in the meantime. Because this album is far from being great, I'm afraid...

Search for inspiration? Not really!

Quest for outstanding song writing? I don't think so.

A deep look to more profound and original music? Not even close!

This is another average album form this band. One of the highlight is "Hindsight". Although it fully starts as a genuine "Marillion" song ("The Party"), it holds some fine melody and emotional guitar work towards the end of this lengthy track.

Most of this album is just a kaleidoscope of other band's music and does not leave a footprint of originality. Just listen to the Floydian intro for "Dead Of Night" and its very predictable music. Not bad of course, but so soul less.

Some songs are worth a spin, but not too many. The upbeat "Can't Buy Experience" certainly belongs to these ones. Heavier and more aggressive, it features some catchy vocal melodies and powerful guitar. One of the two highlights. The folkish" Shadowdance" is also one of the good numbers from this album.

If you would ever get a neo-prog verson of Kashmir, I can only recommend Choices. But I guess that very few of us needs such a song. At the end of the day, only Heart & Soul is really worth. Above average melody and vibrant guitar. One is finally rewarded to have listened to so much uninspired music. This is an excellent song. The one and only, unfortunately.

Two stars for this average album.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |

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