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Mystery: Lies And Butterflies
Mystery - Lies And Butterflies Music Review

Mystery: Lies And Butterflies

Melodic Progressive Rock
4.5/5.0

If anything can be said about founder and guitarist Michel St-Pere and his Mystery, he and the band are prolific in their output. If they're not offering consistent studio albums, the band delivers live CD/DVDs and compilation to satisfy their music hungry fans. St-Pere and company return with their seventh studio album, Lies And Butterflies, thankfully with the vocal position firmly established with Jean Pageau.

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Also firmly established is the Mystery sound. The band ventures little from their career in neo-classical, melodic and symphonic, progressive rock, which largely turns on St-Pere's notable guitar skills. Whilst you will find those aforementioned symphonic lines, there's also delightful piano, acoustic guitar, flute lines within the arrangements, and Pageau is in exceptional form as well. Additionally, as within Something To Believe In or Where Dreams Come Alive, the bass line is significant.

But, ultimately, if you love lead guitar solos, you will find them in spades here and so truly enjoy this album. St-Pere's guitar rises to thrill in most every song, yet with exceptional caliber within Looking For Something Else, How Do You Feel, and Something To Believe In. With the start of Where Dreams Come Alive, his guitar starts with some piano then leads to a delightful moment of prog-jazz fusion that highlights the bass.

It's enough to say, every song here is delightful, lightly intricate, and pleasing, although I did find the closing song Chrysalis somewhat overwrought and tedious. Nevertheless, the song hardly diminishes the caliber of the whole. Mystery's Lies And Butterflies is another fine and entertaining album of melodic progressive rock from this talented band. Get it. You won't be disappointed. Easily recommended.



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The Bottom Line

Mystery's Lies And Butterflies is another fine and entertaining album of melodic progressive rock from this talented band. Get it. You won't be disappointed. Easily recommended.

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