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3.82 | 321 ratings

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3 stars This is how Fish begun after leaving Marillion. a colossal band that produced three of the best Prog albums ever, all in a row, but degraded as fast as they climbed to the top. After the 85's Misplaced Childhood, Marillion never found the same level of grandiosity and moved fast downhill the commercial line. Fish left only two albums later. Who's to blame I don't know. Marillion never wrote anything similar after 85, Fish has produced important themes, but only a bunch of them reached the inspiration of the early Marillion era. This Vigil has some reputation amongst fans and it is announced as a major opus. I'm not that optimistic. It may improve a bit what they were doing before leaving Marillion, but the great times had already gone for good. There isn't much Prog here, it is close to a melodic Pop in which Fish shows his mastery at songwriting, but definitely, inspiration is present in short bits. Three songs are worth to mention, the title's album, The Company and State of Mind.
poito | 3/5 |


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