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The Last Stand (digital single)

Review by Gary Hill

This song is the first single from a new album from an act called "Westward." These guys play a form of modern prog rock that's dark and guitar heavy. It is the kind of thing that's closely linked to alternative rock. This cut is a strong one for sure.

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Track by Track Review
The Last Stand

What a ride this is. It starts with a mellower, but still rocking, section. That movement is a bit quirky, but has a cool guitar riff that keeps driving it. The tune works out to more screaming stuff later. The whole piece just melds together so well. It's one of the best songs of the whole disc. It's aggressive, but it is definitely artistic and prog based. The closing movement actually makes me think of Dream Theater a bit.

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