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Spock's Beard

 

Symphonic Prog

3.81 | 554 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
3 stars The tenth studio album from Spock's Beard promises a lot of the interviews with the band is to be believed. Hence, I purchased it with a great deal of hope.

The first thing that hits me is the similarities between the new era Spock's Beard and Dream Theater. That after the very promising opening song Edge of the In-Between which is a return to the Neal Morse era and a great, great song. The rest of the album then goes into a gentle descent back to mother earth.

The rest of the album is a mix of prog metal and symphonic prog. I also happens to like King's X a lot. But not so much that I appreciate Spock's Beard also sometimes occupying the same area on this album. I get a lot of King's X vibes from this album and that is not by coincidence.

There are a lot of good melody lines on X. But not enough to really captivate me for eighty minutes as a great album always does. Some of the melody lines on X is simply dull. Others are great.

Sorry Nick, but I prefer Spock's Beard with Neal Morse. This album is simply too dull for my liking.

3.5 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |

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