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CROSSING THE LINE

Asia Minor

 

Symphonic Prog

3.52 | 99 ratings

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3 stars With a name that sounds like a Porn actress and a singer with one of the strangest accents I have ever heard, this could have been a disaster. Even though I think the name is really bad, the music is fortunately good prog rock.

The style that Asia Minor play on this their debut album Crossing the Line is prog rock influenced by late seventies Camel, Genesis and a bit of Jethro Tull as there are quite a lot of flute being played. I think Camel must be the major influence here though. The music is very nice with lush keyboards and the aforementioned flute. It´s all pretty average though, and I can´t point out which songs are the better as I think they are all good, but not excellent.

I have a bit of a problem with the strange accent from Setrak Bakirel. I know this is a french band and therefore I shouldn´t expect too much when they try to sing in english, but this is pretty hilarious. I actually didn´t know that the lyrics were in english untill I by change caught an english word. I´m sorry but you really should have kept it in french when the prenounciation wasn´t better. I don´t want to mock Asia Minor with this, just warn the curious listener that this could be a problem.

The music is very nice though and the vocal melodies are also pretty good, so I´ll rate this 3 stars, even though I am having a bit of a problem with the accent.

UMUR | 3/5 |

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