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Galahad - Beyond The Realms Of Euphoria CD (album) cover

BEYOND THE REALMS OF EUPHORIA

Galahad

 

Neo-Prog

3.87 | 268 ratings

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admireArt
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2 stars Trance Dance my a......s!

If you thought that anyone could play good, forget amazing, electronic Trance Dance, well you are in for the truth. NO!, not everyone is capable of composing under those specific conditions and aesthetics. As always, after a super cliched, by now "Trance/Dance" intro, which was used for the first time by the great YELLO, from there rain has fallen.

The main problem for Galahad is not having sunk their teeth, in the depths of this "style". They play only on the surface of the style and their "melodic lines" are more suitable for the 80's innocent and pretty dance songs, like the first "new-romantics", than to the elegant frantic electronics of Underworld's or YELLO's real Trance/Dance/ music. SO, must of the times they end up sounding DISCO more than Trance, and by the way, not even Zappa, himself, could come up with a decent Disco song, jokingly or not.

Therefore, it is difficult to "digest" the fact that this is the "concept" of the album. Even though it is full of "hard electric guitar chords", they really do not work much beyond the mere "WE ARE A METAL BAND!", than to the music itself. ...Around track 4,, they return to their formal language, in a kind of an "euphoric anthem", (which will repeat itself in the closing track), full of electric guitar pirouttes and smashing drums and the never missing, prayer like voice. Track 5 returns again to the mix of "dance music with metal electric guitar chords", but the voice, I insist is more suitable for the 80'S soft music, which by now, is even more outdated and cliched, than "Disco" music itself.

So, I guess I got to a bad start with Galahad's " Beyond The Realms Of Euphoria", it goes beyond a lot of things (cliches,repetitions), but not Euphoria. Even the piano ballads, tend to repeat themselves and are really not that original, although nice (track 7). But on the other hand, they simply lack the "vitamins" and roots, to play real and intelligent, forget original, good Trance/Rock Electronics.

2.5 PA stars

admireArt | 2/5 |

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