Legacy

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Magan Carta
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Progressive Rock
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Long awaited new album from the kings of epic prog metal. With the bulk of the writing falling on the shoulders of Gary Wehrkamp the sound has changed a bit. The grandiose feel is still there but it nows sounds a bit like a hybrid of Savatage meets Dream Theater. Veteran producer Neil Kernon mixed the album giving it an immediacy not present before but he thankfully didn't throw the baby out with the bathwater as he still preserved the symphonic epic quality. The final 34 minute track "First Light" is an album all by itself!

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Tue, 2010-06-08 09:58
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Here's a band whose better at creating concept albums than they are at normal albums. Legacy is sandwiched between two concept albums and is a great album in its own right as the songs stand better on their own. The first track is a reprise of a track from their first album and features the most complex instrumentation on the album. The drumming here is remarkably good, it is solid, tight, and accurate. "Society of the Mind" and "Legacy" are two more of the up-tempo songs featuring catchy riffs and vocal harmonies. The highlight of the album is the 23min "First Light", a rather serenely starting composition that never builds up too much, rather it travels the mellower side of prog-metal. The song is compositially similar to their concept albums, a mixture of light and near heavy music full of vocal harmonies and bluesy guitar lines. While not as good as their concept albums, this is an great example of American prog-metal.
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Tue, 2010-06-08 09:58
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Here's a band whose better at creating concept albums than they are at normal albums. Legacy is sandwiched between two concept albums and is a great album in its own right as the songs stand better on their own. The first track is a reprise of a track from their first album and features the most complex instrumentation on the album. The drumming here is remarkably good, it is solid, tight, and accurate. "Society of the Mind" and "Legacy" are two more of the up-tempo songs featuring catchy riffs and vocal harmonies. The highlight of the album is the 23min "First Light", a rather serenely starting composition that never builds up too much, rather it travels the mellower side of prog-metal. The song is compositially similar to their concept albums, a mixture of light and near heavy music full of vocal harmonies and bluesy guitar lines. While not as good as their concept albums, this is an great example of American prog-metal.
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