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Spock's Beard


Symphonic Prog

3.81 | 557 ratings

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5 stars For my comeback in the fabulous world of Prog Archives (yes i'm a veeeery old member!), I would like to tell you something about this one. ok, Morse left, they are not as good as when Morse where in, they have disappointed their fans since Morse left....bla bla.... Forget all these things you've read here and there on the internet and on the magazines, and start listening to music!

I'm not going track-by-track, but i'll tell you this: Highlights of the album are the choruses. They will be stuck in your head for a long time. The catchy melodies fill the whole album up, but not in a dull way: you can feel their elegance especially in tracks like The edge of the in-between or in The quiet house. if you're looking for jazzy instrumental breaks (The Emperor's Clothes), dreamy guitar solos, complex yet enjoyable musical structures, heavy and prog-metallish interludes (The quiet house), old-style keyboards always sounding fresh (Kamikaze), progressive wizardry with a touch of heavy riffs (From the darkness) and good vocal harmonies, then you should try this. I would like to do a special mention to Alan Morse's guitar work. His leads and riffs are fantastic throughout the album.

From the beginning to the end this is the most accomplished work of art I've heard in many years. Believe me, you cannot miss it. p.

CrazyDiamond | 5/5 |


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