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3 stars These guys have obviously been listening to Dream Theater, but not the 'Images and Words' era like most DT clones, more the 'Metropolis Pt2' 'Six Degrees' era, but there's also significant focus on some of the more laid back British symphonic prog and 'happier' stuff like The Tangent. They sound fresher and more listenable than most and they show good skills and song- writing ability. They cross into prog metal territory and curiously into a church organ dirge with death metal vocals half way through the second song. There is a strong focus on a diverse range of keyboard sounds, guitars and vocals but many of the technical chops do seem like they are out of the DT bag of tricks. Sorry, but there's just a bit too many similarities, not bad ones though, I feel that this is a good starting point but they haven't quite found their own sound or point of difference yet.
praj912 | 3/5 |


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