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4.37 | 3001 ratings

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4 stars The sun will lead us, our reasons to be here.

Still a month ago i didn't like this album at all. I thought the only reason to buy the album is because of the beautiful cover and "To Be Over You". But these last weeks i've actually spinned it quite alot and now i actually see what other people seems to see in "Gates of Delirium". It's actually quite astonishing track to be honest.

Steve Howe really shows his technical prowess on this album, Andersons vocals are extremly beautiful in the end of the first track, and Moraz and White seem to be fitting in quite well in the mould. There's still one hole in this album that i cannot fill, no matter how hard i try, and that's "Sound Chaser". I've tried and tried to understand it, but i just can't. "Gates" and "To Be Over" are extremly addicting tracks in the long run and very beatuifully composed of different musical passages and modulations, but "Sound Chaser" is just "mish-mosh". For me, the fact that it's very technically hard to play doesn't really make a case. Even the most skillfull things have to be in order to be good.

Relayer is still a good album in my opinion, and that's because the two other tracks. Not a masterpiece, but still easily worth 4 stars in my book.

paragraph7 | 4/5 |


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