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  • MELODIC: 4/10

Arena's - Double Vision




Arena in the 22nd year one the bands that I credit with the resurgence of progressive rock as their albums has been wonderful since their inception. Their lineups are always filled with amazing musicians and equality strong song writing.

The albums have ranged from good to great and in my mind the 4 albums from 1998 to 2004 are all amazing albums. I have to admit that prior albums I did not go back and listen to until recently and maybe should be included in this run of amazing albums.

That brings us to Double Vision which I was hoping for good things as the last two albums I thought had great moments but they weren’t up to the quality of the 2005 and prior albums. Not much is really, which is a testament to what I thought of the band when I first heard them in 2004.

I am happy to report that this album is great. If maybe you were not in love with the last couple of albums I highly recommend you check out this album.

My favorite song after about 7 listens to this album is the very poppy “the Mirror lies”.
The epic “The Legend of Elijah Shade” maybe the best epic I have heard this year. The whole album is solid and if you asked 7 different people what their favorite song is you might get 7 different songs which is the mark of a great albums.

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0: Never heard of them or debut album.
2: Someone recommended. I give them another shot.
4: Some good moments in the past but never put together an album I really liked.
6: Some 4 or 5 star songs but albums can be hit or miss for me.
8: I like 80% of their songs and probably went to see them live.
10: I would, and probably have gone on a plane to see them live.

2: Weather Report
4: Zappa
6: Genesis – Selling England by the Pound,
8: Marillion – F.E.A.R
10: Kino – Picture


2: IQ – Seventh House
4: Discipline – Unfold Like a Staircase
6: Porcupine Tree – In Abstentia, Shadow Gallery – Tyranny
8: Vanden Plas – Chirst 0, Dream Theater – Scenes From a Memory
10: Opeth – Black Water Park

2: Opeth – Black Water Park
4: Vanden Plas – Chirst 0, Dream Theater – Scenes From a Memory
6: Porcupine Tree – In Abstentia, Shadow Gallery – Tyranny
8: Discipline – Unfold Like a Staircase
10: IQ – Seventh House

2: Will Never listen to again and deleted under no circumstances should you buy this
4: Not my thing maybe one redeeming song.
6: I like parts of this and I would check them out if they were near me.
8: I would get in the car and road trip to see this album live
10: I would get on a plane to see this performed live

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