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3.35 | 18 ratings

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4 stars Timelock is an underrated and unfair unknown neo prg band from Holland, releasing so far 4 albums. I had hard times finding this second album named The dawn from 1994 and their third one and next album Circle of deception from 2002. Finaly after many years searching I put my hand on some copies of these albums from a friend of mine . I was very pleasent surprise and really make me think that this second album needs a much better view in prog circles, The dawn is an awesome journey in neo prog world with some fantastic arrangements not far from Saga fame. Musicianship is better and far more intristing then on many well known bands from this field, guitar and specially the keybords are killer on some tracks. A very positive vibe give me the vocalist Ruud Stoker, amazing rage and tonality of his voce keeps changing when needed and without force himself to do that jaw dropping acrobats on almost every tune. I like a lot this kind of voice for this style of music, on pieces like Emotional Target , Between Dusk And Dawn and Napoleon Bonaparte is simply said amazing, I'm realy impressed by his vocal abilities, very melancholic very gothic in tone, brilliant. I said before that Timelock sounds in places like Saga, that neo pomp prog with catchy choruses, awesome musicianship combine with intelligent progressive elements over some grreat lyrics, a thing that must be a plus for this band, because not very often I heared, specialy on a neo prog band lyrics that intrested me so much, usualy are ok and nothing more, but this time thay realy fit with the whole concept and goes hand in hand with the music like aglove, just check out the opening track Emotional target, inspired lyrics for sure. So a big 4 stars for this unknown album, yet a great surprise for me that desearve a better view. Recommended for sure.
b_olariu | 4/5 |


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