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The Reasoning


Crossover Prog

3.60 | 85 ratings

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3 stars The Resoning is one of the popular bands coming from UK in last years, with 3 studio albums rleased so far. This is their second album from 2008 named Dark Angel and issued on small label Comet Music. The band was formed in 2005 by the bass player Matthew Cohen after he left another british band named Magenta. Well, what I found here gave me mix feelings, I don't really enjoy much this kind of prog, is not neo , is not prog metal, is something in between with some gothic touch here and there added. This type of prog, crossover prog, quite very much in places reminds me of Porcupine Tree but with almost prog metal elements added, with duo female/male vocal arrangements not do a lot for me, but I can appreciate that this is a good album with pleasent moments in places. Rachel's voice is ok, she can sing ok, but something is missing in her tone of voice, sometimes is so cold, but in same time I like a lot the male parts, like the ending track, the longest tune of the album named A musing dream, I like the tone of the voice. Another good piece is Sharp Sea has some good keybords and solid rhytmic section, the rest is just ok. So, I will give 3 stars, no more no less, an ok album to me , but far from being something special, there are better albums and more intristing in this scene that desearve attention, than this Dark Angel.
b_olariu | 3/5 |


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