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2012 LIGHT YEARS FROM HOME

Apocalypse

 

Symphonic Prog

3.63 | 29 ratings

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ProgShine
4 stars This is the seventh studio release by this brazilian act. By far the most active Progressive Rock band in the country.

2012 Light Years From Home was release in The 25th Anniversary Concert Box Set (www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=34576) that also have a live CD called Magic Spells, a DVD called The 25th Anniversary Concert and a book written by Eliton Tomasi called The 25th Anniversary Book - The Apocalypse History, that tells the 25 years band's history.

The album as a whole is a very good effort and shows tha band growing every new release, but still, I'm bothered with Gustavo Demarchi vocals, not cause of his tone, but because of his English, isn't that bad, but it's a little bit harsh I think, it could be better. But I guess after 6 years singing in English it'll not change anymore. When he plays the flute in his TULL style the band gains a lot of strength, but unfortunatelly it appears on few tracks.

The highlight are the initial track, the YES alike 'New Sunrise' and the different vocals and wonderful bass sound that Magoo Wise delivers. The title track (also the last one) is another wonderful gem with some ELP signs.

I really prefered when the band used to sing in Portuguese (on the 2003's album Ref˙gio, for example). But it's always a pleasure listen to their music, specially when it's their new record.

I'm pretty sure it'll spin a lot of times on my player.

ProgShine | 4/5 |

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