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Janison Edge - The Services Of Mary Goode CD (album) cover

THE SERVICES OF MARY GOODE

Janison Edge

 

Neo-Prog

3.66 | 45 ratings

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b_olariu
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3 stars Janison Edge can be considered another super group in neo prog field. All the members are well known in thier domain, without the female vocalist, the rest are all coming from other bands from neoo zone like Medicine Man, Landmarq, Arena, Shadowland. So a great line-up full with talented musician. But what about the music???? Well nothing really impressive to me, really, I was expected much better album to be. Same problem like in cases of Stranger on a train or Casino, at least for me, same almost boring neo prog music with minum consistency in the pieces, the song writting is almost usual stuff, only the voice of Sue Element is ok, but not even she doesn't save the album to be almost mediocre. I've listen this album 3-4 time before making this review , but to be honest I didn't find anything exciting here, maybe the first copule of pieces are worth investigated A Twist in the Tale of Earth History or Beneath the Boy if you like this kind of music, the rest is ok but without any excellent moments like on the bands memebers come from. I mean Landmarq, Arena or even Shadowland are miles ahead then this Janison Edge album, who BTW they release the album in 1998 named The service of Mary Goode at Gargoyle records same year. Similar in places with Stranger on a train, both musicaly and in vocal arrangements, this neo prog album doesn't bring nothing new in this field, even the musicians have an impresionant pedegree in this zone. In places is to mellow, musicians don't burst with something more catchy , I want the keyboards to be more uplifting, with more vein. I will be very indulgent this time, 2.5 maybe rounded to 3, the cover art is better then the music. Another example of dull and totaly unintrsting realse in this subgenre, but with all that compositions aren't band, just doesn't seam to be exciting at all. A mediocre towards good in places, but totaly non essential album to my ears for sure.

b_olariu | 3/5 |

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