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P.A.W.N. - The Gift Of Awareness CD (album) cover




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3.48 | 25 ratings

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3 stars "A Voyage of Uncertainity". This song title shows quite well my feelings about this album. First of all I have to apologize to the band who invited me to review it, I have taken more than two years before listening to it. My fault.

Now that I've listened to it few times I'm still thinking about it. There are some really good parts and other which fail to raise my interest. As the band says, their music has connections to Ayreon and Corvus Stone, but I've found myself thinking that with a stronger German accent they could be compared to Eloy.

The album is well played and produced, and the voice of Lisa-Marie Rothe is very nice. The only problem is the discontinuity in the longer tracks. More than epics, they sound more like shorter tracks tied togethe: more a Tubular Bells than a Lady Fantasy, I mean.

Said so, the album is good enough. It shows that the band has a good potential and I'm now worried in seeing that this is still the only official release of P.A.W.N. It's true that I enjoy this album more as background while I'm doing something else as I fail to concentrate really on it, but with the potential and the musicianship shown I think that hey would deserve another shot. Some parts of the 26 minutes title track are very good and are able to reclaim my attention.

Neo-Prog ears would probably enjoy it more than me, but this is my fault, not the band's. I sincerely hope to listen to new P.A.W.N. outputs. Not a bad debut, but clearly a debut.

octopus-4 | 3/5 |


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