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3 stars I was kinda surprised with the opening track - almost total rip-off from both MARILLION's "Assassing"/"Bitter Suite" intros...I was told this is Symphonic...anyway, I followed the path and the result is good. "Fronteras Magicas" presents a dozen of songs and instrumental suites not longer than 8 minutes. Some obvious GENESIS/ MARILLION cliches that caress my ears sound very interesting when played in these guys' manner.Besides Spanish is so emotional...Despite some boring moments in instrumental tracks and quite predictable nature of it al, this album pleased me and though it's not essential it is a very good addition to every GENESIS-like prog devotee.Recommended.l
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3 stars "Fronteras Mágicas" the fifth studio work of the band ESPIRITU, is not gotten to be a complete deception, it doesn't also nor close to their best moments ("Chrysalis" and "Libre & Natural"). Maybe it is due to the fact that the guitarrist Osvaldo favrot is the only remain menber of the original line-up of the band, which is decisve in my point of view . Although, it should emphasize that the substitutes musicians are great , the disk in certain moments arrives to monotony, what is already a sin in terms of progressive music. However, there are really some instrumental and vocal passages in the disk that deserves prominence, as in the vocal of Track 1 "Polarians",a Track 5 "Anything that decirte") one of the best moments of the album) with ar "riff" that reminds something of Rush and a hammond-organ solo to Jon Lord or Ken Hesley's style, the Track 6 "Frío" that sends us to moments of space-prog bands as Hydria Spacefolk and also to Mike Oldfield's style, Track 8 "Ciudad of Locos" with a melodic line that reminded me Eloy, Track 10 "Psicosis 2002" that brings an abbreviation instant of King Crinsom in the melody. However, if we take in consideration that the disk has 68 duration min I find very a little to highlight. For these considerations my rate is 3 stars.
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