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Marty McFly
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5 stars It is blowing, one of these long time awaited albums (I remember how sad I was when I realized that Transatlantic released just two studio albums about year ago, then I found about that this one was in production). Very important here is that it's full of new ideas. After all, it took whole 7 years than T-A fans were satisfied with another release. When first disc was first slowly finishing, I was little bit worried, because I've started to be quite tired. So long epic, having in mind that it all is one big, long, huge, but as I know now, all it takes is time. Because this is not one of these albums where it ends before you get accustomed to it. Maybe first tracks (parts), OK, you can really enjoy them. But fifth, or even twelfth, it's quite torment. Maybe it would be better to listen first half, then pause and then second half. But that sounds silly even to me. In total 134 minutes, that's revolutionary. But I'm aware that every Transatlantic album promise a lot of minutes to listen, CD's packed to full capacity. And about second disc, Lenny Johnson reminds me The Flower Kings a lot. And covers are done fine, I think that they should satisfy us, prog lovers. I was only disappointed with last, Santana cover, but only because I don't know original.

5(-), but only after repeated listens. After first one, I would give 3 stars. EDIT: And after few days of listening, I can decisively give masterpiece rating. There's one pattern that is similar to Neal Morse's "?", to Karmakanic's "Boss", Roine Stolt's TFK. It is feeling that I have after listening these. That all other albums sounds suddenly less interesting than before.

Marty McFly | 5/5 |


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