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Simon Says


Symphonic Prog

4.05 | 191 ratings

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4 stars 3.5 I was attracted to this album by the ratings, have to admit it. What I listened to is a neo-symphonic prog that compose a highly spirited complex music in the trail of the Prog heroes of the 70's, another band rehearsing Genesis, Yes, Camel and company. They have notable musicianship, no doubt, and they know the business. After several spins I've changed my mind about this album. Good symphonic prog always leaves you a melody stuck in your brain, or a series of chords that somehow managed to hook up on you. Maybe this is not the case, but still the complexity of the composition and the ideas are pleasant enough and well executed. The more appealing moments are the simler ones, when they stop the complex multilayered blends and go for standard riffs with recognizable background. They use well-known resources by the granpa's. The vocals can be spared, and some drums are bothering terribly in the front. The last and longest 26 min track Brother Where You Bound is the best; there you find a bunch of truly inspired moments, although interrupted by insipid vocal excerpts.
poito | 4/5 |


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