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3.03 | 11 ratings

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2 stars Anabis - Wer Will (1982)

Here we have an album that is very hard to rate. To put it simply; I don't like it, but I can't find big flaws in the compositions, recording and professional sound of the band. It's just the band's vision that is totally not original.

Anabis tries to give an eighties approach to the early Genesis sound, and that's about it. The vocalist, although singing in German, tries to have the same voice as Gabriel. The compositions are Genesis like, but one can also hear the modern eighties influences: modern synth sound and a modern clean recording. Some of the lyrics seem to be a bit childish in my opinion, but the copycat style of lead vocalist Holger Sann are the main problem. If they had to copy Genesis so badly, why do is less sophisticated and more poppy? Most of their ideas are quite simple, but they make it sound like it's a bombastic idea of greatness. Having that said; the guitars are still nice, the keys are Ok and the rest of band is up to the task. The vision is just not that good, early Genesis would never have sounded very good in the eigthies...

Conclusion. By no means a bad album, some songs are quite nice, but the non-original approach of the band makes me feel like this is very unimportant for most of our progcollections. Two stars.

friso | 2/5 |


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