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UNIFAUN

Unifaun

 

Symphonic Prog

3.05 | 68 ratings

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octopus-4
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3 stars I have controversial feelings about this album. Having been used to defend the early Marillion from the accuse of being a Genesis clone, mainly because I don't have anything against "clones", I'm a bit in trouble with this band which sounds exactly like a clone.

Let's forget the inspirers then, let's give up to any originality.....are the songs good or not?

Well, they surely sound better than anything on Abacab or We Can't Dance. I would have preferred a singer closer to the style of Gabriel instead of Collins but that's it. At least the songs are closer to the Genesis of the late 70s early 80s, not to the dull pop released by Collins in the 80s.

Some parts are effectively poppy, but they are functional enough to the songs and are not the most relevant element.

Good for hard Genesis fans. In my case I find it too melodic for my tastes, but some songs like "No Way Out" and "Mr. Marmalade"are good and well played (the second with vocals closer to Fish .

In the end, this is an album I can give a spin sometimes when I'm in the right mood, probably because I'm everything but a Genesis fan so I can listen to the song without feeling the need of making comparisons, but there's so many Genesis stuff around, including the solo albums of Hackett, Phillips and even Rutherford's Smallcreep's Day that I don't think anybody will feel the need of getting this one.

Of course if hard Genesis fans are looking for something "new" from their beloved bands this album can satisfy the desire of Genesis. I did the same with Bellaphon as Camel's clone.

A collectors item then, but very close to be good, that's why I'm undecided between two and three stars. Well those guys play well and if their target was sounding like Genesis, like it or not, they have achieved it.

octopus-4 | 3/5 |

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