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Dark Sabresword
4 stars Beyond Man and Time is teeming with creativity this Album contains great sound, melody, vocals and lyrics. Best Tracks are Transformed, The Ugliest Man In The World, The Road Of Creation, and The Fisherman. Every song belongs on this great album it all clicks but does not fall into the trap of many recent concept albums of being repetitive , boring nor are the songs tied together in a less than stellar manner. They remain experimental throughout the album but somehow kept album continuity. No small feat every member showcases their remarkable talents. What lies within contains bits of space rock, symphonic as well as well chosen interludes of non prog elements. They have truly arrived here and created a superior concept album with no filler. They push the boundaries of prog even throwing in sprinklings of ALT and INDIE. Do not be thrown off by that this is done in a tasteful manner. All tracks here contain strong compositions laden with melancholy and are very reflective in nature. They still maintain their Floyd influence but they expanded on it and truly shine. I especially enjoyed Transformed after 3 or 4 listens this stellar instrumental really is amazing and a leap forward for them. This Album is very accessible but by no means unoriginal and retreads from other bands. This impressive album is a must own listen to it with quality headphones and enjoy this gripping sonic extravaganza.

4.5 Stars

Fans of Echolyn, Pink Floyd, IQ, Camel, Big Big Train, Porcupine Tree (early catalogue), and Gabriel / Hackett era Genesis should enjoy this.

Dark Sabresword | 4/5 |


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