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3.02 | 29 ratings

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2 stars Second Gerard album is played in the key of their debut. What means they are kind of flat and bombastic ELP clone.

Toshio Egawa is skilled keyboardist, but the way he uses his keys is terrible - the music is build on extremely bombastic passages of un-natural sounding keyboards. All other instruments are used as not very important back-up support to heavy soloing keyboardist.

Music is not original at all, and being melodic, often sound on the border with Japanese pop. Vocals (on Japanese) is openly pop-oriented and doesn't add much to the sound. To be honest, comparing with their debut this album is a bit more balanced in sound and using of instruments. But in all, the album is still below the level of average symphonic prog release.

snobb | 2/5 |


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