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Cloudscape is a prog rock band with flavors of Evergrey, Symphony X and Dream Theater mixed with their own style of prog metal. Their newest release, New Era, is a solid offering of well produced, well thought out prog metal that is at times also reminiscent of Journey in their heyday. Chugging riffs, melodic and technical solos, soaring vocals and solid back end with keyboards aplenty grace each song. The band is able to take you on a journey with each song, transporting you to another dimension and allowing you to feel the music. Very decent album and worth checking out.
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RATING New Era 2012 Nightmare Records Greg Watson 10/13/2012 4
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