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THE WHIRLWIND

Transatlantic

 

Symphonic Prog

4.05 | 937 ratings

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AlexDOM
5 stars What can I say. 78 minute song. My favorite song too. Wow, what band can record that and play that live and dominate the world. Transatlantic. The opening keyboard theme alone on overture is so wonderful. I'm slightly biased since I've seen them on the Whirld Tour and Neal Morse is like my favorite musician heck person right now. But the Whirlwind is such a pleasure to grace my audible senses with every listen. The vocals from everyone sound great. Portnoy actually sounds pretty good here. Wonderful melodies permeate throughout the Whirlwind. Roine's guitar solos are the best here and most upfront. Portnoy's drumming. Well everyone already knows, so no need to rant. One member really shines the most and that is the fabulous Pete. His bass lines are insanely wicked. Take the evermore segment, that bass line is so amazing. Anyway all the instrumental passages are amazing. I personally love the concept and think it's intelligent. Dancing with eternal glory concludes the piece peacefully and makes sense after the worst of the storm aka the crazy is it really happening (at which one point it literally sounds like a whirlwind ha ha). As far as the Christian lyrics, all the previous Transatlantic albums had undertones. Even Morse stated in his autobiography that the masterful epic all the above was about God coming to him. (He came, full moon rising today.) Stranger in You Soul, yeah that's pretty specific and Morse mentions that too in his book so the Whirlwind is no different. Well after clearing that up the Whirlwind is obviously a masterpiece. So many great things on it. Highlight other than the first 78 min. for me would be overture, on the prowl, a man can feel, coming out of the night, evermore, and is it really happening. It's all really sweet though. 5 out 0f 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Transatlantic!!!!!!!
AlexDOM | 5/5 |

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