Dinosaurus Stereophonicus

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A double-CD album might not be a commercially perfect solution, but CMX doesn't seem to care about that. Dinosaurus Stereophonicus contains two hours of progressive rock music, including various references to '70s progressive music monsters. Usually a double CD can be a major success or total career suicide, but somehow CMX doesn't achieve either of those statuses with this album. As it is easily predictable, half of Dinosaurus' material is very good, but the other half may be the most boring work CMX has ever done. Songs like the heavy "Iliman Pielet" and the massive "Meidän Syntimme" represent the excellent side of Dinosaurus. Also, progressive songs like "Myrskyn Ratsut" and "Pelon Enkeli" surprise. These songs belong to a group that creates a unique sound for this album. Unfortunately, this sound just doesn't work along the album. The first CD of two works quite well, but on the second one, CMX seems to be lost. Maybe die-hard fans of CMX found this album excellent, but for a common listener, Dinosaurus Stereophonicus is too hard of a piece.

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