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Syzygy - The Allegory of Light  CD (album) cover




Crossover Prog

3.86 | 68 ratings

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Sean Trane
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Prog Folk
3 stars well this album I bought on word of mouth and written reviews in specialized press (something I usually try not to do without having heard it) and was actually fairly disappointed . If anybody is interested in acquiring my fully legit cd , I can maybe send it for say ? 10.

Don't get me wrong , this is a fine album impeccably played, fine produced and full of great interplay and it must've taken an incredibible amount of time , effort and money to make it. By the way , I did not find much prog metal into this album but some high energy prog moments.

So where is the problem , you ask? Well, for the fact that I have not heard a single moment on this album not being derivative of another group. This makes it yet another umpteenth soul-less modern prog album , collaging moments from Yes , Kansas , Flour Kings (intended pun) and others but none from Syzygy itself. I mean the first one to have done such a thing (and superbly succeeded at it, because it was new and almost original) were Anglagard some thirteen (already?!?!?) years ago . Anglagard were absolutely inventive and even brought their own personal touches (not least singing in Swedish) which is where the difference lies in between Hybris and this album presently reviewed - Personality, inventiveness.

Since then , there has been countless albums doing just that (not least or last Flower Kings) but not being a clone band either - since they take their style from more than one band. The music meanders (however brilliantly executed ) pointlessly until one feels it is time for a sung verse and more movement "pasted on" until a brilliantly clicheed but grandiose finale.

For the cd , please contact Progarchives for my address.

Sean Trane | 3/5 |


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