Friday, February 03, 2006

Album of the Day

Beyond Reality, by Cast (1996): Cast is probably the most well-know of modern Mexican prog bands. The sound is firmly in the neo/symph vein, complete with guitar tones right out of Wind and Wuthering or A Trick of the Tale. It's not groundbreaking stuff, but it's pretty good (mostly) epic prog. The two downfalls are the production quality and the vocals. Not so much the vocals, but the English lyrics. I assume they're translated from Spanish directly, 'cause sometimes they don't really fit together too well. The band might be better off sticking with their native tongue.

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