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A crackling return to form
on 29 December 2010
I've followed Spock's Beard since their magnificent fifth album 'V' and this is, i think, their best album since then. Nick D'Virgilo has gone from strength to strength as a vocalist since 'doing a Phil Collins' and stepping out from the drum kit to replace their former lead singer Neal Morse.
While the previous three post Neal Morse albums have all had their moments this album is probably their most accomplished and sits comfortably alongside V as one of the best progressive rock albums of the last 10 years.
As befits a classic prog album, the two longest tracks "From the Darkness" and "Jaws of Heaven" are probably the best with multiple sections and some brilliant musicianship to match the songwriting.
The MP3 version (which I downloaded from Amazon) has an ample bit rate for casual listening and the production quality is such that there is no noticable degradation (at least to my ears when using headphones).
Overall a pretty good way to spend £7.50 .