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RELAYER

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

4.37 | 2982 ratings

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rooteen
5 stars I wrote my review but then it got deleted, so I'm just gonna summarize what I already wrote: "Gates of Delirium" could be the best prog epic ever written. It's full of bombast, erratic time, experimental percussion (meaning car parts from the junkyard), and beauty (in Soon). Yet, it flows beautifully and has great structure. "Sound Chaser": either you love it or hate it. It's many people's favorite Yes track. It was written and recorded within 30-40 minutes, with Moraz laying out the opening riff and then the band just going from there. It's full of power and energy, but is quite disjointed. "To Be Over" is a ballad that slowly builds (emotionally) over the nine minutes of the track, and it's fairly straightforward but is quite beautiful. It's a perfect way to close out such an intense album. Overall, "Relayer" is more erratic than "Close to the Edge". However, it does have higher highs. Is this the BEST prog album out there? I wouldn't say so. But you're missing out on quite a bit if you don't listen to it.
rooteen | 5/5 |

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