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THE LIGHT

Spock's Beard

 

Symphonic Prog

3.85 | 643 ratings

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ziggystardust360
4 stars This is such a strong debut.

''The Light'' spans about 15 minutes and it'll be a memorable 15 minutes at that. The harmonizing in it.The keyboard playing really stood out for me.It's something reminiscent of early Genesis. This is a good way to get to know the band.

''Go the Way You Go'' really reminds me of Styx.Its very poppy,but keeps a progressive edge still.You have the dramatic opening.The key of the intro changes countless times.But,then Neal Morse starts singing. which isn't really that progressive.Its the most poppiest moment in this whole album.

''The Water'' starts out with a piano then it shifts to keyboard very similar to Pink Floyd.When It Goes to Hell carries on the same Pink Floyd type fashion.Thief In The Night is actually really boring.F/U is very very brutal.It pops out of no where,it definitely is exciting though.I'm Sorry really ends the excitement of F/U.The Water(revisted) is a reprise of the beginning.Running The Race is very exciting.Reach for The Sky ends the song.Its a memorable ending.

''On The Edge'' is my favorite track.Its sung in in such power.Neal Morse's voice is stronger on this track than any other.And Alan Morse's guitar solo is very enjoyable.

Its a strong debut with a couple of weak points. So,I give it 4 stars.

ziggystardust360 | 4/5 |

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