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5 stars A fantastic display of fantasy themed progressive music. A gem!

The Gates of Delirium is probably more medieval then any LotR movie could be, more dynamic than most prog epics. At moments it can be more crazy in musical experimentation than the likes of Koenjihyakkei. Still it can be a great influence to more younger bands like The Mars Volta (check out Octahedron's fourth track). The beggining is promising, the "battle scene" is superb in rythm and "voice arrangement", and the ending is sublime.

The second track is an interesting fusion experiment. I must confess i do not like Howe's guitar tone here. Usually his Telecaster based quack tones work well with Squire's Rickenbacher and the other member's sound textures. Here it has a bit too many highs.

"To Be Over" is a melllow and touching. Very beautiful song. Simply beautiful.

aSimionescu | 5/5 |


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