Some reviews of The Emerald Dawn's music

 

Scream Magazine

'As epic and as beautiful as it is possible to get...'

Prog Rock Music Talk

'I think I have a contender for my "Album Of The Year 2021"... To Touch The Sky is a magnificent album that seems to provide evidence that The Emerald Dawn are truly on their way... My simple advice is to clear a space on your CD shelves to house this masterpiece.'

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The Spirit of Progressive Rock

'One of the finest modern progressive acts and well known for their atmospheric and haunting take on progressive rock, To Touch the Sky, an album consisting of three tracks, is what you play someone when they want to know what new bands to listen to. Evolving their sound (as all the best bands do) To Touch the Sky is an absolute masterpiece in contemporary prog from start to finish and has to be listened to as one whole piece of work, there’s no dipping in and out of here, this is an album that needs your full attention, and one that rewards the listener.'

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5* Let it Rock

'building on the creative success of "Nocturne" that promised a masterpiece to be delivered next, the St. Ives group serve it up... the group’s greatest glorious achievement... they do touch the sky with their music.'

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The Progressive Aspect

'After Nocturne it would have been easy for The Emerald Dawn to tread water, they have not and now have two quite different but equally great albums. When not writing and just listening, this album has been a quality rioja, and on a further listen a single malt.'

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9 out of 10 rating - The Prog Mind

'The Emerald Dawn keeps getting better.  Their musicianship was never in question for me, but their continued ability to produce interesting, poetic, and ethereal music is obvious on this record.  ‘To Touch the Sky is perfectly titled, and I find myself listening to it continuously.'

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Velvet Thunder

'wonderful stuff, and music that is simply made to luxuriate in like a warm aural bath..'

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Progradar

'a remarkable audio journey”… “To Touch the Sky’ is a real pleasure to listen to and you can really absorb this music for yourself, I highly recommend that you support their efforts..'

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ProgCritique

'« To Touch The Sky » est un beau moment de rock progressif, symphonique, imaginatif et contemplatif à souhait!.'

Read the full review in ProgCritique here

Profilprog

'du grand art musical… ce ‘To Touch the Sky’ est le meilleur album de la formation cornouaillaise à date..'

Read the full review in Profilprog here

RockMuzine

'The Emerald Dawn’ neemt je met  ‘To Touch the Sky’ mee op een heerlijke muzikale reis..'

Read the full review in RockMuzine here

Progressive Rock Central

'This is a wonderful, dream epic and ethereal journey to touch the sky….'

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Prog Archives

'I loved their debut and every album thereafter, but this is their crowning achievement. Resolute, rebellious, adventurous, creative, and yes, FOCUSED on creating their own very original style, recognizable within a nano second. The group stick to their mantra, come hell and high water, unconcerned. That needs to be celebrated with gusto and respect… For me (and many others) this is touching the sky..'

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95 out of 100 rating - House of Prog

'"To Touch the Sky"....is an album where all of Emerald Dawn’s philharmonic progressive rock hallmarks have once again come to the fore and, in fact, have been protracted to reinforce the musical pedigree of this truly remarkable British band. With the spirit of the music creating a distinctly atmospheric edge and in addition encompassing a melancholy feeling of fearful anticipation, it would not be an exaggeration to compare this latest Emerald Dawn epic to a modern orchestral work of classical proportions.'

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9 out of 10 rating - The Prog Mind

'The Emerald Dawn offers music that is truly poetic and immense, and also mostly instrumental.  Just like on “Visions”, “Nocturne” displays musical prowess that will leave your heart in your throat.  “Visions” accomplished this with sheer technical fireworks, but this album manages to impress through the weight of its evocative melodies and its ability to paint pictures in your mind.  This album features amazing guitar and keyboard solos, impressive rhythms, and especially dark and poetic ideas.'

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The Progressive Aspect

'...articulate, intelligently crafted and performed to perfection. … This is a particularly powerful and striking album that shows a band who know exactly what they’re doing, have the musical chops and song writing skills to pull it off with aplomb and have originality in abundance to do their own thing. … I can’t fault it, not one bit, everything works – and works to perfection. This is a sheer delight to listen to, one of those albums that gets inside your soul and is one that you will keep with you for life. … I love this album.'

Read the full review in The Progressive Aspect here

5* Progplanet

'a symphonic rock delight which is awash with atmosphere and intrigue… The whole affair is an exquisitely layered symphonic rock epic with bountiful helpings of tunefully stunning guitar passages bursting from amongst solid platforms of majestic keyboards, fluid bass lines and powerful drumming. … A wonderful must have album, full of passion, drama, and majestic instrumentation throughout…'

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5* Review by tszirmay -  Honorary Collaborator on Progarchives

'I was thoroughly enchanted with The Emerald Dawn's debut offering, a fabulous under-produced, yet enigmatic and stark slice of music, peppered with long tracks that seep deep into the mind. Sizzling and moaning guitar leads, sweeping orchestral keyboards, occasional sax blasts and a driving beat are the highlights as well as Tree Stewart's aching voice, a truly original sound that is laden with mystery and echo....'

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4 out of 5 Rating - Mark Monforti, Progrock.com

'The work is wonderful and atmospheric. Full of interesting bits and drama.'

....'should be a stand out album for fans of IO Earth and Renaissance thanks to Tree’s haunting vocals.'

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James R. Turner, Progradar

'..A Vision Left Unseen....packs more musical and emotional clout than some bands fit into a whole album.'

'...the performances on here are exemplorary and the production is sublime....'

Read the full review on Progradar here