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LAST MAN ON EARTH

Relayer

 

Symphonic Prog

3.86 | 12 ratings

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b_olariu
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4 stars Third album of this unknown progressive symphonic band from USA. The album was released in 1999 and was, at least for my ears in change over the second one. The sound now is more mainstream, more towards neo-prog but not entirely in this genre, they keep the symphonic elements but in other way. Last man on earth is diffrent from the second one , maybe because they lost a member, an important one by the way, Gregg Pannier, the keyboard player. Now they are only 4 members, and the key passages remain the task of the vocalist and main composer John Sahagiana and guitar player Tim Laroi. Instristing is that the keys here are only as support instrument, no more solos, only in background, but not bad. Finaly another thing to mention is that the album sometimes is to acustic, to umplugged, but as a whole not bad. Again John Sahagian shines on every track specialy on the opening track Change For Less, a hard prog number very good to open the album, Paint Me Red, the smooth and elegant Last Man On Earth (my fav track from here, excellent the vocal parts) and Take A Look, the rest are ok. So all in all a another great album by this american band, without key solos or stunning instrumental interplays, Relayer did it again, in a diffrent way , but again good. 4 stars, still a wonderful album full of great pieces and smooth arrangements.
b_olariu | 4/5 |

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