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LOOK OUT

Phoenix Again

 

Neo-Prog

3.93 | 103 ratings

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rdtprog
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Prog Metal / Heavy Prog Team
4 stars Here's some instrumental progressive rock fusion with jazz, space/psychedelic and symphonic influences. The songs display crafty arrangements, extended spacey keyboards parts, mellotron, hammond, cello, flute and accordion to complete the whole painting. Some psychedelics guitars solos emerge from nowhere in this music that offer many rhythm changes, a nice transition between electric and acoustic guitars. The band take you in to some grooves that can hypnotize you not unlike a band like Ozric Tentacles. Every instruments have his place including the bass and the keyboards, the latter are always present in the background with plenty of symphonic passages. The rhythm section is solid and complex. "Invisible shame" is the only song that contains vocals and the weakest track of the cd save by a nice ending with the keyboards. The vocals are not enjoyable and seems out of place. "Summer" is a dreamy mellower track with cello/piano arrangements that gets rocking with a jazz sequence. "Look Out" has that King Crimson influence and a old classic rock sound in the first part. "The endless battle" show some psychedelic guitar tones and some passages that take you back to the song "21st Century Schizoid Man".

Overall the music here is very good if you enjoy bands mentioned earlier including Camel and Focus. While this band is in the Neo-Prog genre, this is not what i have in mind when i listen to this album. Maybe in the way they have absorb all the influences of the progressive rock bands of the past to create their own music. If their first album didn't convince you, "look out" for this second who deserve 4.5 stars.

rdtprog | 4/5 |

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