Can't be too bad, there's a 7/10 near the end, gilthar, would you mind to translate the essence of that review?
so here I come ;D
So this guy start review with claiming how good TDT was and how was followed by AVO really hanging dogs on it (idiot?) Than he says that he expected them to come back to prog roots on the H&A and he didn't get it though the album is positive to him.
He really enjoys the way they started to connect prog with electro.
Seems he doesn't like middle part (Over the top, Never Divide and Blitzkrieg).
He ends the review claiming that even though it's not prog any more that it's really worth listening but requires good equipment and lots of patience.
He's just a typical person who likes classic prog rock and to me doesn't understand the word 'progressive' that to me means exactly what PRR does- being diverse and unpredictable with each record! Breaking all the expectations!
attracting and repelling each other playfully, but always intertwined through life.
I wonder if it was that poetic in the original Dutch?
Yes, I can see the poetry here... such a beautiful language
OK then, the original sentence is: "Wat de songs daarbij bovengemiddeld spannend en langdurig interessant maakt is een ongekend aantal melodielijnen, waarbij zang en toetsen elkaar speels aantrekken en afstoten, maar steeds in elkaar verstrengeld door het leven gaan."
Which basically means: What makes the songs really exiting and interesting is an unprecedented number of melodies, in which vocals and keys are confounded and playfully attract and reject each other.
but maybe I'm mistaken with definition of progressive music:D
Certainly not you. But, actually, I like prog reviews. They're usually fun to read, unless they really start bashing on a band. It's always funny to see how they contradict themselves regarding progressiveness.