Title: Blinding Darkness cd
Produced by: Niall Mathewson & Les Patterson
Label/ Date: InsideOut Music/ 2003
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The Blinding Darkness is well over 2 hours of very well done and adventurous music. Complex? Nah but good nonetheless. Pallasí music is more rooted in AOR rock than anything but they add some progressive and symphonic elements to create some very memorable songs. Mostly overshadowed by their contemporaries, Marillion, IQ and Pendragon, Pallas is somewhat underrated and in most cases better.
As I said, they cover their entire career, giving long time and new fans a excellent cross section of Pallasí music. They even, which to me is astounding, bring in their original singer for two closing songs. Highlights for my ears are the Atlantis Suite and The Ripper (the later featuring the original singer, Euan Lawson). But all the songs are strong and good. Iíd recommend this to fanís of more melodic based prog. In fact Iíll be purchasing the DVD soon, so I can watch what Iíve heard.
Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on January 13th, 2004
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