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5 stars #5 Review

This album really defined Genesis, with a different group set tho, no Hacket and Phil Collins here, but instead Anthony Phillips as lead guitar and John Mayhew as the drummer. This album is incredibly atmospheric and feels very serious, not over the top edgy or sometimes funny (tho The Knife it's a little too edgy), it shows absolute mastery in everything they play here and they convey with music what they try to make in a perfect way, in live events, John Mayhew was (sadly) having hard times with what he played on the disc, and Anthony Phillips was (also sadly) very shy in stage, so they left Genesis later, but their influences where really great for this band, and i'm grateful for them and for the entire band for this album.

As always, i review by song.

1.- Looking for Someone 8/10 An aweosome introduction to this album, it sets the tone of everything great that it's to come, the lyrics are good, and every instrument shines here. I love how it sounds, it's not as instrumental as i would like it to be, but still pretty good.

2.- White Mountain 10/10 This song is magical, the first song was great but this one just made me more hooked to this album, it has a great sense of atmosphere, not much heard in many songs, with good lyrics and an aweosome job from Anthony Philips and Mike Rutherford. I specially like how it sounds in it's entirety, it's like a movie, i can imagine everything, the song has that chilly feel of a mountain covered in snow. The whistles at the end add a really neat touch.

3.- Visions of Angels 9/10 A song that starts very relaxing, very calm but it gets really happy, and i love it, it feels so inocent and pretty, and the solo is really great with prominent battery and lead guitar. It's a little repetitive, but it's a song so enjoyable that it doesn't feel.

4.- Stagnation 9/10 This song feels really nostalgic, it's pretty as well and Tony Banks takes more force here, making a good company for the guitars, this song makes a good use of the Stereo and it's better when you listen to it with headphones, has lots of quiet parts that make for a nice atmosphere. The laughs at the end are a little annoying tho. Something to point at, some parts of this song remind me a lot of "I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)" a later Genesis song.

5.- Dusk 8/10 The shortest song in the album, it has a really interesting chorus with other voices that aren't PG, i don't know who they are, probably the guitars and the pianist. This song doesn't use the battery, it doesn't need it tho, it's a really calm song, but it could've used a little more of percussion.

6.- The Knife 10/10 The song that defines the next Genesis album, it's absolutely edgy and goes over the top a lot, it changes a lot and everything sounds good, even those screams near the end, they set the atmosphere really well for the next part. Everyone in the group has it's time to shine here in a really natural way, it's a perfect song. Shoutouts to Anthony Philips with the aweosome guitar solo, i'll hear more of your work soon *hint*

This album overall get a 90/100, wich translates to a 4,5/5, this album soooooooo deserves the 5 stars, it's a must own, this is the first 5 star i give to an album and it won't be the last here on Genesis.

Little-Update 27-2: Changed some writing in review of first song.

FalconBleck | 5/5 |


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