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4 stars "The Masquerade Overture" is Pendragons tenth release and in my opinion the best to date. This is a real progressive melodic rock adventure. From the powerful opening track "The Masquerade Overture" to the closing "Masters of Illusion". In between them you've got 5 other tracks that is equally good.

I still think they sound like early Marillion, but since Fish left Marillion I think that Pendragon is the better of those two bands, if you don't count Marillions "Brave" album.

The best tracks is the opening "The Masquerade Overture", "As Good As Gold", "Paintbox" and "The Shadow" (This track is a real progressive masterpiece). Pendragon seems to get better and better for every new album, but to beat this album must be a hard task.

Progressive rock bands must have the most beautiful and most interesting sleeves of all genres. And this is for sure not an exception. I love the illustrations to Pendragons albums: "The World", "The Window of Life" and "The Masquerade Overture".

If you never have heard Pendragon before, and would like to get a taste of them, this album should be your first pick.

Greger | 4/5 |


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