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Dancing with Eternal Glory - Oh, God!
on 9 January 2010
Having been a great fan of Transatlantic epics (All Of The Above, Stranger in Your Soul etc) in their previous albums and their DVD "Live in Europe", I was really looking forward to getting my hands on this latest piece of work. Sadly, I've been a little disappointed.
Much of the music can be recognised as classic Transatlantic which should be good but, somehow, this album just doesn't do it for me. For the most part I can listen to it, but at no time does it have the hair on the back of my neck standing on end, which is often the case with the two previous albums. It appears a bit rushed. I think if the band had spent more time together, they could have produced something much better.
The worst part for me is the lyrics. I'm sure Neal Morse is a nice guy but there is no way round the fact that (as with most born-again christians) he's a "bible thumper". He refers to God in the DVD, he thanks God and jesus in the booklet and of course there's Dancing with Eternal Glory and other references to the "Giver of Life". It all gets a bit tiresome.
The DVD is interesting to watch, SOME of the music is pretty good, Mike Portnoy knows his way around a drum kit and Roine Stolt is the best guitar player the world has ever known, ever - so it gets 3 stars.