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The Windmill


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3.92 | 228 ratings

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4 stars I have explored a lot a records from 2013 recently and unfortunately I have'nt been so impressed. Many records have been okey, good and clever but they haven't made me affected. This is a bit different. This is a great prog album and one of the best from this year along with La Maschera di Cera, Il Cerhio del Oro, David Bowie and Steven Wilson. It is in no way perfect and I had wished it to be more original but still I must praise it for what it is - a good rock record.

A colourful cover brings the entering impression and the groups logotype gives thoughts of motorcycles, steel and hard rock. This isn't hard rock, absolutely not metal, but certainly partially hard. The record has five tracks and is strangely even. Where other plates have both magnificent and akwardly bad tracks this one only contains what I would rate 8/10 tracks.

All songs have a soundscape that is not dated to 2013. It is only pure instrumentation, it feels real and not computer made. Even if they sometimes are symphonic they're not too bombastic. It feels like they have found a good balance there. I love the use of flute. The opening track is a bit harder version of soft symphonic giants like Camel music. The vocals in "The Masque" could have been better but in "The Gamer" they work very well. That song is the albums "monster" in terms of length and that is a good track. Give it a pair of listenings and I think you will enjoy it. "Giant prize" is shorter but not less good. I can recommend any of these songs or all of them. This was nice after listening to some less interesting 2013 releases. Fun with great music from ou neighbour in west. I would suggest this record to you if you like melodic rock.

DrömmarenAdrian | 4/5 |


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