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Spock's Beard


Symphonic Prog

3.25 | 386 ratings

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4 stars The group's first release after the departure of founder member Neal Morse.

The album is totally different to any of their previous recordings. I always felt that with Neal Morse penning most of the material in the earlier albums there was sameness to the proceedings. This is refreshingly different, heavier with and more guitar orientated sound.

Onomatopoeia is a driving rockier number and a superb start. Ghosts of Autumn a superb ballad with Alan Morse excelling in the guitar department. Shining star is poppier but still pretty good. A Guy Named Sid is the epic song. Instrumentally this is excellent but they sorely miss Neal Morse in the lyric department. This doesn't detract too much from the enjoyment of the song and a good point from which to develop.

Some of the rubber burning style changes and frenetic soloing on the title track and East of Eden.West of Memphis are very jarring. The title track especially should have been better. The first few minutes has a different feel and a great vocal performance by Nick D'Virgilio.

For Beard fans its still worth checking out.

jimpetrie2000 | 4/5 |


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