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Neal Morse


Symphonic Prog

4.19 | 635 ratings

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5 stars Brilliant in every single aspect!

Don't know why I never checked this guy discography and a big friend of mine insisted me by years to do it. He said that I played keyboards in the style of Morse, that I should check him out, but I'm too lazy to do it. Finally I get this album and stay in my library by a month or some time before I actually get to him. The thing was that I don't like too much the Christian lyrics in rock, but one random day I give it a spin and I didn't believe what I was hearing?

This guy has an incredible talent to approach music with a lot of sense and bringing out good melodies as well as great instrumentation and a lot of different moods and styles. He is really over the top as a songwriter. He's a man with sense and soul and his music is technically elaborated but never miss the point, the music has always a clear focus and you cannot get bored with a material like this.

The musicians are great (the almighty Mike Portnoy and the gifted Paul Gilbert were there) and even at their level the music doesn't get overshadow by those impressible guest players. The focus is always the music and it all makes sense. For me, the keyboards are really the deal here. Morse has a very unique style very eclectic and is shown in this album.

The story is about Luter and his issues with the Church during the Reform. I like that he didn't talk about God but about the humans struggles about religion and the search for answers.

There are only four tracks in the album. From The Door until The Conclusion the album has a very dynamic flow through all the different styles, time signatures and moods that makes this album one masterpiece that you can't miss if you like symphonic prog or prog music in general. This is one of the best albums I've heard in the last decade. I hope you can dive in and discover a wonderful songwriter, as well as a unique album.

5 stars without doubt.

jampa17 | 5/5 |


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