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Section IV has set the "bar" of modern Progressive Rock so much higher - this is a group definitely worth listening to and supporting.

From the opening strains, this Norfolk group shows themselves as something totally different! Yes, this five-piece that hails from Norwich have Progressive leanings and lots of it, but they are also steeped in Rock! Their musical forays take on different routes – giving way to some very sonic surprises! 'Superhuman' is their debut, and a brilliant one at that! A very well-refined and sterling production, which brings to the forefront their mighty musicianship.

A concept album, well maybe not so in the way we think concept albums are, more of an intelligent, fantastical story – a musical movie if you will. A story that has vivid images painted by these five. The music creates the images, the vocals further defining those pictures, enabling the listener to close one's eyes and visualise their unique kaleidoscope of sonic journeys!

Returning to their Progressive leanings, one can hear their influences both collectively and individually. We hear elements from the great Progressive Rock bands of yore, but wait... Section IV's interpretations are truly unique. The group have gone beyond the established borders and actually have broken new ground! 'Superhuman' is an extravagant musical statement, with lengthy movements, always bright and energetic yet never self-indulgent. Nine selections that clock in at just over seventy minutes!

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

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Although a continuous story, each selection can stand totally on its own. When listened to as a whole musical piece, the impact is just that much more intense and full of diverse musical currents, that we are constantly moved from one plateau to another.

Section IV has set the "bar" of modern Progressive Rock so much higher – this is a group definitely worth listening to and supporting. A group that promises to continue to explore musical plateaus that are both exciting and breath-taking... further stretching the style of modern Progressive Rock much higher!

Bruce E.J. Atkinson

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