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SUBTERRANEA

IQ

 

Neo-Prog

3.97 | 651 ratings

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Alucard
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3 stars The concept of Concept albums can vary quiet a lot, the Lamb and Tommy being both quiet strange but some of the individual songs still tell a story in itself. In the Life version of Subterrenea Peter Nicholls published a storyline (like Peter Gabriel for the Lamb) which is quiet obscure to me, but even then I don't see the connection between the story and the lyrics.They are very abstract TMHO quiet shallow.This can be good for 1 or 2 songs but in the whole lyrics there is no decription of whatever might be going on in this story. For a record which is mainly sung I find the melodic material quiet poor. It is mostly athmopheric and I prefer the instrumental parts to the songs.I like a lot the keyboard work but the compositions to put it in value are missing. And why is the IQ symbol on every page in the booklett? Maybe this is the main Theme of Subterrenea : IQ introspection.
Alucard | 3/5 |

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