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THE ENDLESS JOURNEY

Pi2

 

Symphonic Prog

2.95 | 21 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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3 stars This is their third and to me most mature album. The opener delivers pleasant symphonic rock with a 'neo-progressive feel' (Marillion, Pendragon), the electric guitarwork is good (powerful and sensitive soli with echoes from Gilmour and Rothery), the keyboards sound lush (Banks-inspired synthesizer runs) and the music has lots of shifting moods (from romantic to bombastic). Remarkable is the variety in some songs like "The gift of life" (a bit ambient and dark, distorted vocals and a final with classical piano) and "Tempesta de neu" (fiery accellarations, Fripp-like guitar and flashy synth runs like Starcastle). The highlight on this CD is the epic titletrack: lots of changing climates (from mellow and bluesy to fluent or dramatic) featuring exciting bombastic eruptions, soft flute-Mellotron, great synth runs, beautiful guitarsoli (with echoes from Latimer), a piece with moving classical piano and soli on saxophone. The mediocre English vocals has a slight accent but this doesn't effect the music in a negative way, there is so much to enjoy (lots of instrumental parts) like in the final track "L9" delivering strong play on sax, keyboards and guitar (howling in a great finale). A WONDERFUL 24-CARAT SYMPHONIC ROCK ALBUM!
erik neuteboom | 3/5 |

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