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The Crow
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4 stars Subterranea was the confirmation that after the Peter Nicholls comeback IQ was in top form!

And here we can find thanks to a pristine production a band which has become even more ambitious than the in the excellent Ever, introducing elements like marimba and saxophone in some pieces and making their music darker and even more interesting.

The only problem I have with Subterranea is that being a double CD, some track are just filling and they are not impressive. That's a problem that almost every double disc album has, and this is not an exception. However, the music is excellent most of the time.

Conclusion: Subterranea does not reach Ever in terms of overall quality, but it was the confirmation that IQ has here to staty. Excellent work!

Best Tracks: Failsafe (Neo-Prog at its best!), Speak my Name (breathtaking), Tunnel Vision (strong, dark, solid), Breathtaker (a perfect song) and The Narrow Margin (splendid epic and a great ending for the album)

My rating: ****

The Crow | 4/5 |


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