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So typically I would be happy with an album of this quality. But for me this is following in footsteps of Mars Hollow. Friend and keyboard player Steve Mauk is behind this band. He and John Baker combined for on of the best writing duos I have ever heard. Thanks in part to Kerry pushing them to alter some less proggy parts of songs and Jerry subtly changing time signatures.

I played Mars Hollow so much on our show that they thanked me and Rayna on their second album. So this album is a bit of a let down which I was worried about. Some of the signature sounds and writing of Mars Hollow but it doesn’t have the same luster of the Mars Hollow albums.

Another frustrating thing is there is no where I found to buy the album.

No one want’s to take credit for the vocals on the album, and I can’t say I blame them they seem to distract from the music.

From a techie point of view, their email address is on the site which is a great way to get spam instead of true email. Also the email address is gmail, they couldn’t even be bothered to set up an email address with their own domain. Also the more page has had nothing on it since the inception of the site. When I see things like this I wonder about the seriousness of the project.

This album is on the station and is still decent so queue it up and see for yourself.

PREVIOUS BAND RATING: (0.0 / 5)
ACCESSIBILITY: (3.0 / 5)
HEAVINESS: (2.0 / 5)
MELODIC: (3.5 / 5)
ARTWORK: (4.0 / 5)
DRAMA: (3.0 / 5)
OVERALL RATING: (3.0 / 5)

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Key:
These ratings are just attributes and may not have correlation to the most important: OVERALL RATING

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

ACCESSIBILITY EXAMPLES
1: Weather Report
2: Zappa
3: Genesis – Selling England by the Pound,
4: Marillion – F.E.A.R
5: Kino – Picture

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

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

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

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