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Rocket Scientists


Symphonic Prog

3.53 | 50 ratings

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Seven years after Oblivion Days, Rocket Scientists returned with this double album which to this date remains their latest one. In the meantime, Erik Norlander had recorded and produced as many as three studio albums under his own name as well as several albums with Lana Lane (for which he wrote much of the material). The other guys from Rocket Scientists were involved in many of these projects as well. Needless to add, this was a very prolific period for these people. All of this also translated into a more mature album in Revolution Road. The Pop side of the band is still present, but overall they adopted a rockier sound for this one. They also abandoned the misguided attempts to sound contemporary on Oblivion Days.

Personally, I think that making a double album was overkill. Had they condensed the material into a single disc it would have been a stronger album. The included a cover of The Moody Blues' Gypsy (Of A Strange And Distant Time). It is a good one, but I don't see the point of making a double album if you have to include covers to fill it out. As it stands, Revolution Road is about equal in quality compared to the previous three albums by the band, all of which I have given the same rating. All three albums are good but they all have their respective advantages and shortcomings.

There are no weak tracks as such here but also no tracks that stand out from the rest. It is an enjoyable and pleasant listen, but not particularly memorable. The musicianship is very high as always, but it seems that Norlander used his best compositions for his solo albums and Lana Lane's many great albums.

Just another good Rocket Scientists album

SouthSideoftheSky | 3/5 |


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