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Cross & The Crucible album for sale by Pallas was released Aug 07, 2001 on the Inside Out Music label. Progressive Rock From U.K. ;5th Rel., 1st In U.S. Recorded at The Mill, Aberdeenshire, Scotland in 2000 & 2001. Cross & The Crucible CD music Producers: Niall Matthewson, Graeme Murray. Cross & The Crucible buy CD music Personnel: Alan Reed (vocals, acoustic guitar); Graeme Murray (vocals, fretless bass); Niall Mathewson (guitar, acoustic guitar, tambourine); Ronnie Brown (Kurzwell synthesizer); Colin Fraser (drums, cymbals). Cross & The Crucible songs Recording information: The Mill, Crathes, Aberdeenshire (2000-2001). Cross & The Crucible album for sale Photographer: Ken Taylor. Pallas: Alan Reed (vocals, acoustic guitar); Niall Matthewson (acoustic & electric guitars, tambourine); Ronnie Brown (keyboards); Graeme Murray (electric & fretless basses, background vocals); Colin Fraser (drums, acoustic & electronic percussion). Cross & The Crucible CD music contains a single disc with 9 songs. ...See Full Description
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||Worst prodused album avord|
This album would be the best in a last 20 years , if not the recording of the vocals.Hardly can hear anything,without the booklet I wouldn't be able to figure out the words.What is wrong with these guys?To drown out the vocals like that is plain stupid.A great album is totally ruined !Would be 5 stars,but this way only 2.
By george (edmonton,alberta)
This album would be very good if only the recording would be better.Why is that , the vocals are so back in the mix,you can't hear anything of it sometimes.I thought the vocals are very important part of a song.Well,not for these guys.This totally ruined the album,so frustrating ,that I do not even want to listen anymore.
By gyuri (canada)
||Good album, unfortunately not a great one|
For starters I think the first track (Big Bang) could be left out. It's the typical pompous beginning commom in progressive rock and "conceptual" works. There is no doubt they are excelent musicians and also very creative. Most of the album reminds me of Dream Theater but could also be compared with Marillion or IQ. In my opinion the weak spot is the lyrics. During the instrumental parts they are fabulous but when the vocalist sings about God and science it spoils it. Its too pretensious and corny. They should stick with simple matters, give more emphasys to the instrumental or hire a better lyricist
By a reviewer (White Plains, NY)
Pallas is a remanescent of old-Prog Rock, and this work is really outstanding. Musically interesting and creative, it manages to keep Prog Rock alive in the level of Transatlantic. Their quality on-stage is also fantastic, and if you're in for some time travel, Pallas is a good choice.
By Ricardo (Brazil)
This is the first Pallas album that I bought, but have heard good things about this band. I agree with the other reviewer that the musicianship is excellent, but the lyrics are, well, a bit hard to take and over the top, in my view. I hear that Pallas' The Sentinel is a great album, and I haven't been so turned off that I won't give them another try. You might give the band IQ a try if you're into neo-prog.
By a reviewer (Toronto, Ontario Canada)
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Cross & The Crucible songs Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||1923159|
|Label||Inside Out Music|
|Release Date||Aug 07, 2001|
|Engineer||Niall Matthewson; Niall Mathewson|
|Recording Time||63 minutes|
|Personnel||Alan Reed - vocals, acoustic guitar|
Ronnie Brown - keyboards
Colin Fraser - drums, acoustic & electronic percussion
Graeme Murray - electric & fretless basses, background vocals
Niall Mathewson - guitar, acoustic guitar, tambourine
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