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Jeff Carney
5 stars This is such a monster. It's amazing that the band who came up with this and 'Here We Are' would later go on to produce albums that had great moments but never truly hit on this kind of level. It might be easy to dismiss this stuff if you aren't careful, but if you pay attention and really begin to understand the sound this band was going for, it becomes clear that these guys just had the touch. Not unlike Pink Floyd, the individual musicianship is good but rarely the reason the stuff is so brilliant. It's more about a unique, collective approach to heavy progressive rock and Jane have a sound on this album that is left field of most anything.

Largely dark, haunting heavy prog but this also makes diatonic moves into powerfully positive territory. It should be noted that the vocals are simply outstanding! Bernd Pulst has such power in his voice that he just catapults these tunes into space! Really amazing. Even when the band just milk a simple idea, they often explode with massive power that is almost unbelievable. Much of this stems from the explosive drumming of Peter Panka. Talk about hitting the drums hard, this guy almost redefines the concept!

A great album and the sound is really tremendous. The old Brain CD sounds so good! You can really take it for a spin as it was done long before the days of added digital compression and all of this crap that goes on now days. One of my favorite albums because even though I could pick it apart a bit, I have no reason to because the spirit is just so convincing. Oh sure, there'll be the occasional listener who will just hear this as lazy hard rock, but trust me, those folk are not paying attention.

Jeff Carney | 5/5 |


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